I have noticed a number of posts lately in reaction to the grand entrance of the “Guru of the Obvious” into the blogosphere. I have to admit that I am slightly jealous of someone so brazen as to blatantly try to goad all of the most popular bloggers into linking to his blahg to increase his ranking.
I have also noticed a few other practices – such as not allowing comments. I think I know why he has set his blahg up that way – comments do not help ratings but trackbacks do. He may claim that this is an attempt to avoid comment spam but I personally receive 20 times as much trackback spam as comment spam. I would not be put off by such tactics if he had anything at all to say, but he doesn’t. In response to a question related to his lack of content he said “I have been so busy fielding lucrative consulting offers and fending off media requests that I simply do not have the time to write everything I would like today.” What he failed to say was that he had been to busy to write anything of any substance.
Courtesy of his “no comments” policy I refuse to trackback to the blahg of Leon Lighips, but if you are reading this post the chances are pretty good that you have already read posts linking to the “guru” from those he is planning to take down. Too bad he has nothing with wich to replace them.