2008 – 2013 Forum History
Slowly but surely my infamy grew and people began talking with me one on one. I ended up meeting more people by establishing a bad reputation that establishing a good one ever could have. People were naturally interested – is this guy serious? Is this guy really who he is? Where did he come from? As I began meeting people one and one, and laughing at myself I began to make solid friendships. I ended up personally knowing and becoming close friends with the majority of the largest media buyers in the industry. My social experiment worked, and the hate was slowing down. I ended up partnering with a close to launch a private network and I used my network of connections to pull publishers into it. It works perfectly and in little time we were pacing at millions of dollars a month in revenue.
I ended up utilizing WickedFire, WarriorForum, StackThatMoney, IMGrind, PPVCoach and several other affiliate or webmaster related communities to leverage relationships and handle support problems for both BLAM Ads and EWA Network. I maintained a great position in comparison to the other networks that had very little presence on the forums. The thing about forums though is that when everything is good, they love you. When things go wrong, you’re the first man to be attacked. When problems began starting at my companies the negative press I got was worse that I could have ever imagined and completely humbling. It was a terrible existence managing relations on the forums with very little I could actually do, but I trucked through the experience and as soon as I decided to close my companies I signed off and never came back on. It was the biggest relief in the world at the time, but looking back – I kinda miss the guys over there to be honest with you. Maybe one of these days I’ll come back and start trolling people again.