Saturday 25 January 2014
Why all the aggro !
People often say to me why all the aggro Eddie, what aggro I ask, ok I'm winding them up. Winding people up is one of the talents I have honed over the years. Still with me ? good. Winding people up gets their attention, gets people involved, gets a debate going. Some say you can attract more people with honey than you can with vinegar, not in my experience. For diabetes forums and blogs nothing sells like aggro, and trust me, I know a lot about aggro on forums, I know all there is to know about aggro on forums, I have been banned so many times from forums, I haven't got a clue how many times I have been banned. So why all the aggro, am I just the UK's most argumentative bastard, or could there be a sound reason for kicking the hornet's nest ?
Have a look at the graph below I screen shot it about nine o'clock this morning. As you can see we chug along at around a thousand page views per day, dropping to about eight hundred on a quiet day. Yesterday with all the hoo ha over my banning at diabetes.co.uk we had a big rise in page views. Now, if extra page views only meant people were only interested in aggro it would be meaningless, in fact totally negative and unproductive. But here's the story, the stats also tells us what pages people are viewing, and guess what, they are reading links to diabetes studies and papers, they are reading low carb articles, they are checking out recipes and going to our non fight clubs blogs and website. People are checking out our website and emailing us from the address on the site. We are helping people to a better way to control their diabetes and better health.
The Romans knew how to get the people in, chuck a few Christians to the lions and the gaff is full, nothing's changed folks. I may be the madest bastard in diabetes town, but I ain't stupid. I will use any trick in the book to spread the low carb high fat message, whatever it takes to at least tell people what a low carb diet can achieve for their health and safe control of diabetes. Jeez I have even considered baring my arse live on youtube, but let's face it, who would be interested in my shriveled contribution, plus it may well put people off their low carb grub. I'm sticking with aggro, aggro works for me, and if it ain't broke I ain't gonna try to fix it.
Welcome to the crazy world of diabetes, a world where I fit right in, but not on forums methinks.