Years ago, I discovered Quora, a question and answer site.
Someone asked for blogging help, I casually mentioned I have a blog coaching service.
BAM! The dreaded label SPAMMER was thrust upon me by the Quora people.
In all truth, that is the definition of spamming.
I was doing something for my personal gain.
I vowed never to have that label thrust upon me again, and I have used Quora happily since– until Friday night.
Sleepy after a long day of work, I hastened to finish my answer. I knew I had two published articles that would give the questioner (inquisitor?) loads of details about two parts of his blogging problem.
I figured I was helping and not just in one area but in two.
BAM! The dreaded label of SPAMMER came down on me.
I have been conflicted about it all weekend.
One one hand, I was trying to help the person and not just in one way but in two ways.
On the other hand, the sleepy writer I was, I am sure I wrote such a brief response that by giving my links to the questioner, it did indeed look like I was only after page views to the Quora people.
What do you think I did– write off Quora forever or write longer answers?
Do you want to know what I did to handle it?
I immediately went back to Quora and wrote longer answers.
They say when you fall off a horse you should get back on.
I metaphorically did.
If you would like more information about Quora, you can click the link to my post but… please don’t think me a SPAMMER.