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Hey, Attention is Attention!

By JLP | February 8, 2006

Looks like myself and a few other bloggers (Rarely Right, TheHappyCapitalist, AbnormalReturns, ControlledGreed and few others) got mentioned in a recent Market Watch article. Only this mention wasn’t exactly favorable. Oh well, I guess not everybody likes me.

I’m going to pay attention to my hits and see if this guy’s mention brings any traffic my way. If it doesn’t then we will know just how big an influence he isn’t. Honestly, I don’t hold anything against him. He’s entitled to his opinion.

One other way to look at this is maybe he’s trying to get traffic to his column! LOL! He knows all the bloggers are going to be writing about this.

Topics: Blogging | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Hey, Attention is Attention!”

  1. »  on Blueprint for Financial Prosperity Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 12:21 am

    […] JLP responds… […]

  2. Trainwreck Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 9:25 am

    Only a ‘professional writer’ is capable of sharing an opinion, right? Only a ‘professional writer’ is capable of sharing his life experiences. I and most others, happen to post out my personal finances so I do try to keep it as anon as possible. If Mr Weidner would like to level the playing field, let him post out his personal financial numbers. So Mr Weidner what is your net worth, and your income? My rebuttal post will be forthcoming. JLP, rock on!

  3. Abnormal Returns » Blog Archive » Rarely read Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 9:29 am

    […] Abnormal Returns is among a handful of blogs Weidner mentions including Controlled Greed, All Things Financial and Infectious Greed. One good piece of news coming out the piece is that Wall Street will soon have its own snarky insider blog in the form of Then again, in response to the piece, The Stalwart does snark pretty well…. […]

  4. Dus10 Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 10:29 am

    I tend to think that if you are making people angry, then perhaps you are doing something right…

  5. jim Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    12 years of experience in journalism + 1 snarky column trashing blogs = someone’s concerned about the growing popularity of blogs… hmmmm?

  6. Jonathan Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    Snarky… very well put. 😉

    Congrats on the mention!

  7. retireat30 Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    guys guys, come on, you’re being too harsh. He isn’t critical of all blogs. He likes gossip blogs that don’t directly compete with him. So long as you aren’t offering any real advice, you have his permission to share your opinions.

  8. Jonathan Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Editor: David, write a column on blogs. They are ‘in’.

    David: But I don’t wanna. I’m a Real Journalist.

    Editor: Do it or you’re fired.