I’m going to rant and rave right now so if you want a happy Vampire story go to the bottom of the page for links.
I recently received an email from someone named Tiffany who said “I work for Noah _____fill it in_____. He showed me your blog and said it was really cool.
Then Tiffany Smith proceeded to tell me about an amazing offer to up my blog traffic and be part of some NATIONAL happening. WTF?
I usually ignore such emails and send they to the SPAM folder (directly to SPAM do not pass GO.) Today I was feeling inspired to answer back. By the way, it was to an email address that is only published on this blog not my personal private email address (the trolls can find that email addresses with their trolling software.)
So I looked up that Noah character she was referring to. He is one of those ”inspirational” self-help gurus who sells books to people who don’t have enough self-confidence to tie their own shoes in the morning. I mean, honestly, who the F goes to those seminars?
I wrote back:
F-off (but I wrote out the words).
I erased that and wrote:
You work for a f_____ing a-hole con-man.
Then I wrote:
I doubt very much that your boss Noah has ever read my blog much less shown it to you. For God’s sake I write a Vampire blog.
I do not want to be part of your scam. If Noah wishes to speak with me or is really a fan of my blog then he can contact me himself.
I loathe Self-help inspirational guru like motivational speakers. I have seen them suck the life and soul out of people, not to mention their life savings. I’ve seen people I know go all glassy-eyed over these guys. I once stood in the back of the room and watched one of these con-artists as he spun his black magic and made people laugh then cry then want to hide in shame – then build them up with the false hopes of finally finding an answer (but only after they handed over their credit card). I once saw someone take out a second on their home for one of these guys. It makes me sick. They are evil personified as far as I’m concerned.
There are so many great blogs and online magazines out there with all sorts of great advice and articles that are worth reading and FREE. Plus if you want advice on happiness and success go ask someone you know who is successful how they did it. I’m not just talking finances, but real happiness.
And nobody, especially these con-men, gurus or cult like leaders has a one size fits all solution for anyone. We’re all different.
I read, on a regular basis, about 10 blogs. Some of you writers I follow might even be reading this (hi, I love your blog). All have different points of views, different solutions, different musings, different problems, different heartaches…you kind of get where I’m going on this. I’d much rather read about backyard birds, poetry or life-stories, challenges, cooking, humor, art, books, relationships, kids, Vampires, tall tales – and get more out of that than I’d EVER get from some yahoo who is no doubt sleeping with Tiffany too (don’t tell his wife), that is if Tiffany really exists.
You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can’t fool a Vampire, or a Werewolf or I hope not you.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman