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What's with the blogs linking to finance blogs?

April 9th, 2008 at 07:28 pm

I have to admit, I think its a little weird seeing financial blogs on Saving Advice. I understand that a lot of people come here seeking advice but the majority of people want to learn how to fix things themselves, aka they are DIYers. They don't want to read a blog that sounds like a sales pitch.

As to linking to other sites, why? Why not just maintain that other site? I guess the saturation must be bringing in more business but the natural skeptic in me harummphs every time I see a new one pop up.

I visit plenty of personal finance blogs outside of saving advice but they are the ones just like the ones here, personal attempts to take control of one's own finances.

I am not suggesting they need to be banned or anything, I just don't see the point. Aren't they sort of preaching to the choir here?

9 Responses to “What's with the blogs linking to finance blogs?”

  1. Maismom Says:

    I think you're right on about "preaching to the choir. I come here to read about other "real" people's finances, and learn from them.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I sympathize if they're trying to build their businesses, but I think they misunderstand the point of this community too. Especially since I rarely see them interact with the other bloggers. Their tone seems inappropriate compared with what the rest of us are trying. I tend to skim their articles but with skepticism, as you said.

  3. Nic Says:

    A lot of the people w/other financial blogs also have a money making angle in there too. E-books,paper backs,etc. The more people they reach,the better their sales. I usually skip those blogs and view it as "junk mail" or a telemarketing call during dinner.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    As mentioned, some bloggers forward their entries to several others ones, including here, to expand their readership. A few of them are "professionals" or "semi-professionals" so a large readership helps support their blogs with ad revenue.

    I don't care for most of them, but some I don't mind as they are being cool about it. Still, I fully agree that the main attraction is getting to read and interact with "real people" and their financing... not being thrown with what appears to be a sales pitch.

  5. compulsive debtor Says:

    I just ignore those types of blogs. I've figured out who the bloggers are that are trying to pitch something and just don't even bother reading their posts.

  6. dtjunkie Says:

    Yeah, I come here for humor and camaraderie. Not for sales pitches and copied and pasted articles. I usually skim right over those blogs.

  7. reflectionite Says:

    i don't read them either. i enjoy reading a real persons blog about money.

  8. Ima saver Says:

    I agree with you also. I usually skip those blogs too. I am kind of surprised that they are even allowed!

  9. homebody Says:

    I will read a few lines and see if it is interesting like most of the blogs. I love reading about real people and real money stuff.

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