I always tell people to prepare as best they can for success. In one of my favorite books Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life(which I listen to on audio course cause I cant read a book) the author drives home the point many times that they key to success is being prepared for it. Some people call this “luck”. Also in the book the author talks about how everyone gets there turn at success (lucky) but if you are not ready when it comes your way then it passes you by and you are not able to capitolize on it.
A.D.D. MOMENT – This reminds me of one of my pet peeves how people wish me luck.. I know in todays society its just polite to say How are you doing? How was your day? Good luck! and not really give 2 craps about the response but you just say the words to be nice. Well when people tell me “Ohh wow your lucky!” or “Hey good luck with that” it kind of pisses me off cause its like there is some force involved that I have no control over. Really one of the biggest insults you can give a person is to say “wow you are so lucky”. I work my ass off… luck has nothing to do with it.
OK back on track-
The last draw really was when a friend of mine overseas was telling me how my blog loads so incredibly slow for him. After doing some checking we figured out it was mybloglog and it was being redirected to something that never loaded but hung my blog from loading for him (probably geotargeting).
Also there is the whole privacy issue… they are collecting a ASSTON of data from users.
Anyway… its clear MyBlogLog was never really prepared for the success it has achieved. This is good and bad… its good for the boys who made millions off there product by selling to Yahoo!. Its bad that now that its in Yahoo!’s hands these things just cant be “fixed” but instead now have to go through the man for changes or fixes. And to add more fuel now spammers are just getting around to taking a look at all the juicy exploits mybloglog has to offer them.
I like you MyBlogLog and I wish you the best of luck.