How to Deal with Being Called a “Spammer.”

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.

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  1. I am sad to hear that.. I have found you (through virily to be honest) and have already read many articles on your blog that have been particularly interesting!
    How about simple copy – paste from your blog, is it possible in quora answers?



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