You Don’t Care

I think I finally figured out what’s been nagging me for these past couple years. Trust me, the truth hurts but it needs to be said.

“You Don’t Care.”

There, I said it. Now for the evidence:

Fact 1: You Don’t Take Action

Fact 2: You Want Everything for Free

Fact 3: You “Pirate” Your Own Copy

Fact 4: You Don’t Leave Comments

Fact 5: You Don’t Share

Fact 6: You Hoard Mountains of Junk

Fact 7: You’re Not Thankful

Fact 8: You Don’t Support Your Artist/Rockstar/Guru

That is alot of evidence stacked against you, what’s your response?

I can explain to you why there are “starving artists”, why many bands break up from lack of funds, and why the individual is kicked to the curb. You are selfish. You just want the information without even a nod of thanks to the people who spent years of their own blood, sweat, and tears to provide this information to you. A simple “thank you” would suffice, but you don’t even have the guts to say it. If something is good and you like it, SUPPORT THE ARTIST! Buy the music album! Buy that painting! Tell the content creator “Thank You” by sending them some money! Lip service only goes so far, actions speak louder than words (1 John 3:18).

Why in the world do you think the internet marketers of today tease you with some “free information”, then want you to buy the rest of it?  Because they know deep down that you will not do anything with the information. Because they know that you want everything for free. Because they know that you don’t care. Not only the internet marketers, but just about every other business. They give you free stuff in the hopes you actually buy something, but the actual conversion ratio is pretty sad. For once, I’d like to see a company actually charge for the information that would normally be given away for free and see what happens.

The only real reason why we dance around and look like complete idiots sometimes is because we want you to notice us. We want you to care. We want you to like us. We want you to support us.

Now, before you get your pants in a bunch and start yelling at me, let me just mention a couple things. I follow what I preach. I buy music from artists I like. I buy books from authors I love. I support those who create stuff I like as a “Thank You” gesture and encouragement to keep up their work. If you want to dig through my 13k+ tweets worth of information I’ve shared, go right ahead. If anything, I may be giving away the HOUSE with the amount of information I’ve shared with friends and family.

I’ve always maintained the thought that if something is of high value, of a good price, and the artist put alot into their creation, I will happily support them in whatever way I can. If that means monetary support, I am happy to give it. I make sure of it.

I don’t know much about you, the reader, but your actions speak louder than your words. What are you going to do about it? Are you just going to read this post and then walk away or will you actually take some time out and remember to “support” your artist? I’m not saying this just for my benefit, but also for the benefit of artists and content creators across the world.

I quite frankly don’t care what you do, JUST DO SOMETHING!

Leave a comment at the very least (I can guarantee 6 out of every 10 readers to this post will just blow it off though, which proves they’re not listening to anything I just wrote), but STOP taking a passive stance. Make a vow to yourself to be proactive and support your artist, whatever it takes.

My Mom always says, “It seems like I’m talking to a brick wall at times.” Are you a brick wall reading this or a human being?

-Taylor Marek
Your ever faithful New Media Visionary

4 thoughts on “You Don’t Care

  1. WELLLLL, Taylor, I DO care BUT cannot (at the moment) afford to support,buy or even just help out sometimes as i'm totally broke trying to make a living from those so called GURU's,spending my disability pension on sooo many back end products hoping upon hope that THIS IS THE ONE,and I still have not made a red cent,penny,dime,$,£, yen,lira or a euro, BUT I do give my time to volunteer in a charity shop AND am with my wife,son and stepdaughter (they are doing the cycling) taking them up to scotland and they are cycling the 200miles over 3 day's back home (I will be their support vehicle driver) ALL in aid of GB's HELP FOR HEROES and the ARMY DEPENDENCE UNIT.
    I'm sure there are MANY many people world wide who do the same sort of thing, they would help out financially but are unable to SO they give their TIME which if you think about (not too hard though) CANNOT be got back like cash. I would dearly love to be able to give cash as well as time, so any info on internet marketing (cheap/free),would be much appreciated. regards Ron Roberts alias pluginprofitfan on twitter.

    • Hey Ron,

      Thanks for that comment. I can see exactly where you're coming from, I'm in the same exact boat. 😉

      What you're doing is awesome and I wouldn't want you to trade anything else for it. I agree that time is worth more than cash, really any option would work even if it's a simple "Thank You".

      Keep up the awesome work on your end, you have a big 'Thank You' from me by stepping out and sharing your thoughts. 🙂

  2. Okay, so…

    Firstly, just a heads-up the term guru is now widely associated with being a douche… so I'd consider dropping that from your spiel completely. Secondly, have you stopped to consider that maybe your angle of approach needs some refining?

    I wonder how many people took the time to read this and bounced after reading the first paragraph because, frankly, they are completely over self-professed internet marketing artist/gurus and seek authenticity, transparency, genuine substance (interpret 'real connection') and innovative tools to improve their lives?

    I am not suggesting YOU are a douche or that what you tweet, share, write about, lacks substance. In fact, your spirit for change and to make a difference is amicable Taylor – which is ultimately why I've taken the time to comment (not because I think that you're a 'guru' 😉

    I want to encourage you to be more introspective about what you write and to drop unnecessary cliches. LISTEN more. And consider positioning yourself as 'a traveler on the journey to success' i.e. someone sharing genuine insights and experience from their journey – as opposed to someone who has the answers. THIS will make a difference to someone else, like me, who might just be listening 😉

    If your intent is to be a rock star then sadly, you have a gazillion other self-professed rock stars in front of you. But my take is that your desire is to be genuinely helpful and to build an online business of value and substance. Consider reaching out to people unconditionally with something of value, i.e. simple, tangible thoughts or tips which you've applied first in your own life rather than complaining bot what people aren't doing? Just a thought…

    If you do this consistently and respectfully it is very likely people of serious influence will start to listen and engage back, thus legitimizing what you offer as credible and at a more personal level – endorsing you as someone who they can rely on (aka 'trusted source').

    Of course… this is just my humble opinion 😉

    • Thanks for the comment, I enjoyed reading it. I think I read it more than twice… 😛

      The only reason I dropped 'guru' into the post is for its original meaning. The idea behind the word was the "gurus of old" were mostly dirt poor and fought in every sense of the word to be heard. If you want me to drop it, I will do so. 🙂

      I understand completely. Not trying to rub it the wrong way, just trying to shake up the status quo. 😉

      I'll make it a point to do that. Position-wise my blog tagline is "My journey into the vibrant world of new media." I chose that based upon the idea of being able to share my insights and experiences along the way.

      Nope, I don't want to be a rock star at all, not that I haven't been tempted once or twice… Rockstars have a short-lived bubble, I'm looking for something that lasts a lifetime and even beyond that!

      I'll remember that. Thanks for your opinion. 😉

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