You’ve just hit Publish. You don’t know what will happen from here, but at the moment, you feel relieved. You’ve just written one of the most controversial, eye-opening, highly-polarizing posts on your blog. You know it’s ripe for debate and there are going to be readers who take your perspective personally – as if you secretly wrote it for – and about – them.





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Written by tiroberts
2451 days ago

I positively love seeing people go the opposite way that the majority of people passively do and coming out winners as the result of doing so.



Written by MyNoteTakingNerd
2656 days ago

Busting myths is a great way to stir up controversy.

Especially when you show up with evidence to back up your not-so-popular position.

I positively love seeing people go the opposite way that the majority of people passively do and coming out winners as the result of doing so. I'm always on the hunt for people who do this in order to model/learn from/gain inspiration from them, as can be seen in one of my latest posts I wrote about the world's highest paid artist who earned this title and became a multi-millionaire with his graffiti art.

As a matter fact, one of my favorite mentors, Dan Kennedy, wrote a book that speaks directly to the heart of how he's become a multi-millionaire - "How To Succeed In Business By Breaking All The Rules".

For anyone who has renegade tendencies and doesn't like to play it safe with the herd, Dan Kennedy is someone you need to pay attention to. One of the most important lessons you'll get from him is how to handle the shit storm that will come down upon you from the haters when you don't bow down to the governing bodies and peers of an industry by adhering to their ineffective, inefficient and sometimes expensive "norms".

It's very cool to see Ti how you have some of this renegade spirit in you and that you were willing to put it forth in your post about not liking SEO. I hope that you continue to find counter-intuitive ways to get awesome results while doing business on your terms. :)



Written by tiroberts
2663 days ago

Brilliant piece, Sherice.

Controversy definitely is highly attractive and addicting.

I remember when I wrote my first controversial post. It spoke about how much I disliked SEO.

Although I didn't have a huge audience, the controversy of that post lite a flame and became one of the most popular posts on my blog and attracted a lot of attention. Even the attention of a few top bloggers in my niche who ended up offering me guest post spots on their blog.

So in the end, my controversial post certainly served me well and did wonders for my brand, traffic and exposure.

I think that's where a lot of bloggers mess up. They get so caught up in the negative backlash that they are going to get from writing a controversial post that they forget about all the positives that could come from it.

Again, great post, Sherice; thanks for taking the time to write it up for us. :)

Ti



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