10 August 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Stop Buying Mods!

I mentioned in a post earlier this week, Seth Godin’s Quote “In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff”

I’m going to take some flack for this by some of the people who are earning a killing selling the same mod to you and 100 other Traffic Exchange owners, but there’s a huge thing you are missing out on by buying it.

Sure you need the now-standard stuff, like Branding options and chat, but other than that.. STOP BUYING MODS!

Every time you Buy a mod and install it on your site, you’re adding this ‘Great New Awesome Feature’ that either everyone has, or will have.


You are in a market that is loaded with people starting up YOUR business every day.  New competitors are creating websites several times a day in direct competition with you.  Then they are buying the same mods as you and a week later, they have the same site with the same features as yours.

What are you going to do?

The biggest problem in our market is everyone doing the same, it’s a community of followers and they are just following the person next to them.

Every day people are generating businesses that are almost direct clones of eachother, same script, same style design, same mods.

This would work of there were only 3 of them, but there’s not.  There are thousands.


How does your site stand out?  Why should people use your site, instead of your neighbors?

When you have the same features as everyone else, then what’s the point of even joining your site?


Be creative, be innovative, be crazy.

Do stuff, change things, don’t’ be afraid to try something new.. because trying something new is THE ONLY way you can come out ahead in not only our market, but any business.



Stop being scared of failing, if you create something new and innovative, even if it sucks, people are going to notice you and talk about you.  The only way to ensure you aren’t be ignored, is to be talked about, but the first step is doing something that is worth talking about.

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08 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Down to raisins: The greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history

Statue of Liberty - Oil Spill

Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: Sparkly Kate, erix!

There is an old story about Abraham Lincoln spending vast amounts of time in the telegraph room of the War Department waiting for dispatches from his commanders in the field. One day, according to Lincoln biographer John C. Waugh, after a particularly long night, the president turned to the telegraph operators and said, “Well, boys, I am down to raisins.”

When asked to explain the phrase, Lincoln told the story of the little girl who celebrated her birthday by feasting on sweets, followed by raisins for dessert. Soon, she became violently sick and started throwing up everything she had eaten. Her concerned parents summoned a doctor, who upon investigating her issue, told the parents the danger was past and that she was “down to raisins.”

That’s us; that’s you and me, and certainly that’s the people in the Gulf region. We have all become so sickened by the events surrounding the collapse of the Deepwater Horizon and the broad-spectrum, oil-soaked destruction, which has not even begun to sink its teeth in, that we are all down to raisins. […]

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