It seems to me that Nuffnang has recently done a very well job in getting people to speak up about the good points about Nuffnang, so much so that I wonder if a blog is a place for personal opinion or a place where things could be rewritten to make the story different. I just read a blog entry (shan’t mention it here else someone will probably scold me).
This person used to write that he will never talk about Nuffnang on his blog ever again, but yet, after meeting the boss personally, started writing about Nuffnang again and twice too. One of the entries are his personal opinions on why nuffnang will NOT fail.
After reading it, I just felt that it doesn’t seem credible or factual to me. In fact, I wonder why someone who publicly declared never to write about Nuffnang again, will break that declaration. This is not a personal attack but it is my own personal opinions on the post.
The post mentioned why nuffnang will NOT fail. Below are the reasons and my opinions:
1) Celebrity Bloggers
The claim is that there are celebrity bloggers who are doing their selling advertisements space on Nuffnang and not in Advertlets. Hence, companies who want to have those blogs to feature their advertisements. Yes, that may be true, but it does not guarantee that Nuffnang will NOT fail. My reasons are simple. The bloggers may switch sides. It happens all the time. People go to where the grass is greener. It just have to depend on how they feel. In fact, just having celebrity bloggers and no normal bloggers will make the whole system a failure. After all, if you only have celebrity bloggers, then how can you call yourself Asia’s Number 1 community for bloggers? You have to add the word “celebrity” inside.
2) Ardent Supporters
This is highly questionable. How many bloggers actually goes to those events regularly? I know for sure the celebrity bloggers are asked to go to those events, but is that it? Many of Nuffnang’s bloggers are probably sitting on the fence, and in fact, it seems that plenty of bloggers have their share of criticisms. There seem to be more criticisms than praise. As such, how can one call them ardent supporters?
3) Good system
As far as we can all see and read, the system is not good. From what I have read, emails go unanswered till 25days later. In fact, the customer service system sucks to the core. Much have to be done to win the hearts and minds of the bloggers. You can’t call it a good system when there have been so many problems.
Let me declare, I am not against Nuffnang. I feel that it is difficult running a new business, especially one that interacts with bloggers, who hide behind their blogs and unleash hell. I do commend Ming for his endurance and I do hope that things could be done to improve its image. I am just wondering why propaganda is spread like this, when it sounds like unobjective thinking.
There are many things to improve,and let us as bloggers give Nuffnang suggestions to improve and hopefully they will take them up. Let us be unbiased when we comment.
P.S. I’m really sorry for missing this out: The blogger actually said that he will not write about nuffnang unless really necessary. So sorry for this.