Former Blog Hater Turned Blog Hoaxster Exposed to Be Blog Lover

Super Six Apart smarty-pants (and best use of the color purple in the blogosphere) Anil Dash on the Fake Steve Jobs dust-up:

Daniel Lyons, author of the heretofore-anonymous Fake Steve Jobs blog, which comments extensively on companies in the technology industry, was also the author of Forbes’ November 2005 cover story “Attack of the Blogs”, a 3000-word screed vilifying anonymous bloggers who comment on companies in the technology industry… My initial temptation was to mark Lyons as a hypocrite. Upon reflection, it seems there’s a more profound lesson: The benefits of blogging for one’s career or business are so profound that they were even able to persuade a dedicated detractor.

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Andy is an award-winning blogger and author of the book Blogwild! A Guide for Small Business Blogging. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Wired, Business Week, Forbes, and other national and international media. He was worked at several San Francisco startups including Typepad, Get Satisfaction, SInMobi, Keas, and Mindjet. Currently, Andy is Director of Marketing at Lucidworks. Tw · Fb · G+ · Li

2 thoughts on “Former Blog Hater Turned Blog Hoaxster Exposed to Be Blog Lover

  1. Business Marketing

    Hee Hee Hee. There are extreme benefits of blogging. As a matter of fact blogging is now a “Profession”. It’s putting food on the table and roof over the heads of many in the blogosphere. There are even extreme talks about the form of a Bloggers Union.
    Yeah baby,
    Kenney Jr.


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