Are you searching for the identity of the Big Bad Blogger or the PR Firm that Margaux Salcedo wrote about in January 2011? This is what Margaux had to say…
In From the Girl Who Kicked a Hornet’s Nest Margaux Salcedo writes:
Seeing the rage that followed publication of my column, the identification of BBB and The Firm would have, without a doubt, caused them to lose their sources of income as well. The intention of the exposé was only for them—and others who are like-minded—to stop the controversial practice, not to end their means of livelihood.
Thank you to those who recognized the point of the story and appreciated it for its worth.
Who is the Big Bad Blogger? Who is the PR Firm?
It’s amazing how certain bits of information have been kept under wraps all this time. The Big Bad Blogger and the PR Firm allegedly earn part of their livelihood from the practice featured in the column of Margaux Salcedo, and the Pinoy bloggers apparently still don’t know whodunit. And there’s no need to know, because hey, who wants to cut off someone’s livelihood, right?
Okay, no problem. I can see the point of the shot-across-the-bow exposé writer.
Anyway, as others would say, time to move on. 😀
Wait… move on to what? I hope that article does not simply make certain people “stop” their controversial practice. I hope the article helps inspire more restaurant-owners to put up their own blogs, so that they don’t cower in fear like “Georgia.”
Business owners shouldn’t be afraid of bloggers. There are no tyrants where there are no slaves and all that, right?
Please, resto owners. Start a blog. Today, if you haven’t already. Write about your products, your location, your people, and your stories.
Make your own blog (and not the blog/s of The Big Bad Blogger) the destination of people on the web. Put up your own Twitter account and your Facebook fan page. Build a mailing list of customers. Get feedback straight from the public and use that info to improve your services.
I mean, c’mon people.
You can take photos of your products. You can provide a place for comments. Let people come and comment directly in YOUR own blog (or blogs), and not just in the website of “bid bad bloggers.”
If bloggers with only one-tenth of your capital can easily publish online, then so can you!
Isn’t there some kind of association or group of restaurateurs? Pool your resources. Put up your own network of group blogs. Be transparent. Attract people and commenters.
That way, more people will trust your own website, rather than the sites of BBBs.
Where’s your competitive spirit? Are you an entrepreneur or just a dog with its tail tucked between your legs?
You’ve been through a lot of sleepless nights. You’ve worried over cashflow issues. You worked your hands to the bone just to launch your first restaurant. Don’t tell me some blogger can just whittle away your courage?
So go ahead. Blog. Listen to your market. Give your market what it wants while keeping your business profitable. Believe me, you have what it takes to succeed.