America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

04 December 2007

Some feedback please?

Does my latest angry diatribe offend anyone? Is it more interesting? less interesting? than say the typical Amerikan Turk news photo with my two sentence comment?
I'm trying to find a way to bring visitors back here regularly. Screw Google. I want people to WANT to come here. I want people to say "I wonder what he's pissed off about today?"
As I approach the 100,000 visitor mark, I want to be poised to reach 1 million visits before I'm 40.. Recognizing that overall, I'm not a very interesting person, I'm thinking about at least making what I say, very interesting. That means taking off the gloves and throwing political correctness out the window, going on the offensive, attacking the things which are incompatible with my principles, my convictions, my beliefs. Am I just asking for trouble?
Traffic.. Yeah huge traffic would be fine and dandy.. as would making more than $1-2 a day on Google Adsense. But what it all boils down to for me is one thing: Having a willing audience, not an audience driven here by a Google search result. For this transformation, I think I need to get out on top of my glass house and start casting stones galore. Am I nuts?
Probably.

16 comments:

Gulay said...

well thats one way to do it ..but this being the You Es of A you may need to be careful who you offend especially with your weebike project.....lawyers are rich for a reason......7 points being thought about....

Metin said...

Why don't you stay true to yourself, and let the blog take care of itself . . .

:)

Ardent said...

I like an interesting blog, reading what people really think rather than an implied message.

Especially liked your angry posts about being ripped off by doctors and drug companies, as I get to learn new swear phrases. :)

Murat Altinbasak said...

Thank you all for weighing in.
Gulay makes a good point about association with my fledgling business.. Metin, that was my whole point. being true to myself, expressing myself more, instead of just posting photos and commenting on them.. But time's been limited, so that's the best I can do when I steal a minute here and there..
Ardent, thank you. I can curse like a sailor when it's necessary, but I usually try to limit myself and not go overboard with it. F-bombs are my speciality.

super hero said...

i think you should give people some content which they cant find anywhere else. your bike videos for example. and you can try to develop more ideas such that.

Noel said...

I keep coming back and enjoy all your posts, no matter what the subject matter.
I quit doing political commentary because I can't be mean enough. I just post some of my photography now and then.

Noel said...
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Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Absolutely no offending posts here by you.
But in your case, just starting a new business, I would make that priority no.1
Succes

Oz Kanka said...

I have been told that my "angry" posts after yet another Gencler loss are much more fun than my "happy" posts after a victory. So I say: stay angry!

Finduk O. said...

both negative and positive posts are good. for me, you came up originally on a bike search and i've been coming back mainly because you post your stuff and use either your brains (mostly the satire is what i like) or your emotions (anger or missing your family, any of that, positive or negative, as long as it is sincere) is rewarding to read.

that thing with the dude with the horns growing out of various parts of his body (the tree man i believe) was the only post of yours that i wish i hadn't read/seen.

Hellenic Nationalist said...

Start telling the truth.

Please tell the world that you apologize for the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Geocides of 1915-1923

Also,

for the bloody invasions of Cyprus, for the desecrations of cemetaries, for the cultural genocide of Orthodox Christianity in Cyprus by Turkey,

This will get you some publicity.

The truth. It will also help your fellow Turks in coming out.

P.S. Apologize for the ongoing slaughter of Kurds too, and for your lack of free press, and for your lack of freedom of expression.

Murat Altinbasak said...

Osur osur ip'e diz..
The only apology I make is for the fact that you still draw breath after polluting my blog with your bullshit. Get a life for fuck's sake.

Metin said...

Don't people realize this is an 'American' Turk blog?

The only apology we will make is that the Miami Dolphins will probably go 0-16 this season in the NFL. This is the same team that holds the 17-0 record until of course the Patriots break it this year . . .

By the way, I am still hounded by the Europeans about the invasion of Iraq. My response: I'd rather Turkey have the U.S. as a neighbor, rather than someone else.

:)

Anonymously yours, said...

To the Hellenic racist,

You need a serious lesson in history.

Want to talk about real genocides? Let us begin with your genocide against the Jews. Did that just escape your memory??

Perhaps you should also research why the Turkish army HAD to go into Cyprus in the first place. I'll allow you to chew on that for bit.

Anonymously yours, said...

To the Hellenic racist,

You need a serious lesson in history.

Want to talk about real genocides? Let us begin with your genocide against the Jews. Did that just escape your memory??

Perhaps you should also research why the Turkish army HAD to go into Cyprus in the first place. I'll allow you to chew on that for bit.

Ardent said...

Murat, Why don't you delete that message from 'The Hellenic idiot'.

Whenever I leave a civil and informative message on Greek blogs they are either never published due to Comment Moderation or they are deleted.

I hope the EU recognise the independance of Kosovo. That will then set a precedent!

Take that!