Set forth below is the text of a comment that I put to another blog entry at this site:
J.D. Roth started his Get Rich Slowly blog in April 2006
At first there was almost no traffic. Most blog posts had no comments. But he continued to provide quality content and over time his audience grew. The income he received from his blog enabled him to cut back his regular job and then give it up completely.
Over time he grew the blog to a point where he could sell it for what seems to have been a large sum of money.
The message is clear. Provide a quality product and you will build an audience.
Your blog seems to have started around the same time.
But you have never grown your audience.
J.D. didn’t have the Buy-and-Hold Mafia working full time trying to hold him back, Evidence.
He didn’t have people directing death threats at him and at any of his fellow bloggers who happened to link to him. He didn’t have people demanding that he be banned from any sites at which he posted comments or guest blog entries. He didn’t have people advancing tens of thousands of acts of defamation against him. He didn’t have people threatening any academic researchers who produced wonderful research with him that they would be fired from their jobs if they ever again dared to do honest work.
In short — J.D. never told the truth about what the last 32 years of peer-reviewed academic research says about what works in stock investing. Thus, he never earned the undying hate of The Buy-and-Hold Mafia. I have. In spades.
J.D. has achieved a lot of success. Do you know what it means following the next price crash, when our economy falls into the Second Great Depression?
It means zero. J.D.’s money won’t be worth anything if our economic system collapses and then our political system collapses.
My success is a lasting success.
All I need is for a few patriotic people in this field to join together to protect each other from you Goons and I will have the #1 site on the internet.
I’m looking for lasting success, not a quick buck that disappears with the next price crash.
I like J.D. very much and I think he has done wonderful work. But I think he made a mistake when he did not stand up to you Goons.
I think he will see that following the next crash. But at that time millions of middle-class investors will have seen their hopes of someday being able to retire disappear. That makes me very sad.
I love J.D. and I love his site.
But I wouldn’t trade what I have built here for 50 sites of the quality of J.D.’s site.
The most important issue before us all today is the economic crisis. My site shows us how to overcome the crisis and enter the greatest period of economic growth ever seen in our history. Countless good things follow when we do that. Nothing good follows if we fail to do it.
And we cannot do it without working up the courage to stand up to you Goons and your Wall Street Con Men friends.
I wish you well, Evidence.
Rob, the J.D. Roth Fan (But the Even Bigger Fan of the Idea of Ending the Economic Crisis and Moving to the Greatest Period of Economic Growth Ever Seen in Our History)