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Fire Up the Echo Chamber, This Time It’s Hot.

If you can’t yet make the grade as an Inmanically Annointed Blogger, there may be a place for you.   All you have to do is to Twit enough ass, and you too can be part of sepia tones and the best use of the Impact font on the RE.NET.   Come one and all, and sit at the cool table.  Daddy issues?  Who cares, we want you here, in the land-where-no-idea-is-too-stupid to be published, and no agent is too lazy to be anointed as the next superstar.

Just join the land of no dissent!  Crazy micromanaging?  Check!  Comment quotas, Check.  Are you keeping up?  Make nice.  Oh yeah, a search function that gives you no useful data, but lots of images?  We have that too!   We’re way ahead of you.   Keep up, chop chop!  Geniuses skip your apostrophes, it’s time to boogie.

OH, I’m talking about the newest and stupidest offer by a once great blog.     It wasn’t that long ago that the ‘nice’ folks at AG were an ideasphere, a  kickass content focused blog with good writing and great ideas. Is it still even navigable?  Hmm.  I guess I must not be keeping up.

But now, no dissent is tolerated, and everyone is an echo…and the writing that makes up weblogs is no longer featured.  Nobody’s saying we should be at the bilous level of dementia that Barry Cunningham’s at, but let’s crack some skulls and reason together.  It wasn’t that long ago at all that the folks there were contributing to the body and pushing ideas–not people–into the forefront.

But, when you feel like you’ve arrived, and insist that you’re cool (get out of your reader, we’re so cool here), nothing good happens.  Ego takes over, and we’re talking egotism, not egoism.

Remember: when you don’t agree with us, you’re being disagreeable.  Our paper-thin-sense-of efficacy can’t stand up to the slightest scrutiny.    See, we have some really stupid time wasting ideas that aren’t well suited to an individual agent trying to sell 30 houses a year, or a loan officer who is surviving this business.  We’ll live twit it all though, and every conference-turned-hookupfest will be a chance to demonstrate our ‘leadership.’

Keep up, kids, keep up.

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  • 14 comments

    14 Comments so far

    1. Eric Bramlett October 28th, 2008 12:34 pm

      Bravo. Bravo, bravo. You had me at…

      Who cares, we want you here, in the land-where-no-idea-is-too-stupid to be published, and no agent is too lazy to be anointed as the next superstar.

      Before you linked to the subject of the post, its logo had materialized mentally.

    2. Greg Swann October 28th, 2008 12:40 pm

      Someone pointed me to that kludge earlier today. I saw the little linkbait “badge” and read it like a poet:

      Most feared.

      Damn straight. You are one fine canine, Chris Johnson.

    3. Barry Cunningham October 28th, 2008 2:07 pm

      “bilous”…Thank You for your kind words..especially if it seperates me from the herd of ignoramuses masquerading as real estate agents that are populating the RE.net.

      But in describing me a “bilous” you have, in one word, written way above the vocabulary level of the aforementioned herd.

      But what I find as remarkable is that much of what was indeed taken as “bilous” when writte, has indeed become reality.

      So while we’re talking “bilous” how can those on that Shortbus actually say that they are the “leading-edge innovators of real estate” when so many don’t seem to have anything innovative to say?

      Ok..here it comes…pitchforks and bonfires…but at least I’m not banned and silenced like here like the Fascists driving the Shortbus…now there’s some seriously “bilous” fodder for you to chew on!

    4. Chris Johnson October 28th, 2008 2:14 pm

      Barry- I wasn’t using ‘bilous,’ as a pejorative, I said it without rancor as a simple descriptor.

    5. Chris Johnson October 28th, 2008 2:16 pm

      @eric, my picture was having the aformentioned logo with a lineup of mediocrities clamoring to kiss the ring.

    6. Todd October 28th, 2008 2:26 pm

      @Chris Johnson

      So, I take it, you are not finding any value in the new Agent Genius site? Or have I read this post wrong?

    7. Chris Johnson October 28th, 2008 2:28 pm

      @Todd I’m seeing antivalue in it, a mastrubatory distraction that is siphoning the efforts of good agent webloggers to feed a beast that has not thrown off enough good, solid content to justify such endorsements.

      I guess, though, I shouldn’t be to harsh, if Lani and Benn wanted a national real estate magazine, they’ve succeeded–they’ve created a toy with the same value that’s in the normal magazines.

    8. Teri Lussier October 28th, 2008 2:30 pm

      >Keep up, kids, keep up.

      I’m trying Chris, but you are a tough act to follow.

    9. Eric Bramlett October 28th, 2008 2:33 pm

      a masturbatory distraction

      You’re on a roll today!!! It’s everything that’s been IM’ed privately, now publicly expressed!

    10. Todd Carpenter October 28th, 2008 3:03 pm

      You’re off base Chris. It’s AGenius idea. Don’t you know that Imitation is the sincerest form of Innovation?

      And yes, I’m joking. :p

      And yes, I’m shallow enough to be soar that lenderama is not included. I guess there’s always next quarter.

    11. Bob October 28th, 2008 3:17 pm

      All is not lost, Todd. There is ad space available.

    12. Greg Swann October 28th, 2008 3:20 pm

      > I’m shallow enough to be soar that lenderama is not included.

      I always love your spelling. Soaring is the most splendorous thing a human mind can do.

      But: Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. It is an honor, not a disgrace, to be snubbed by mediocrities. This is why we get a chuckle out of every variety of green-eyed Inmania.

    13. Chris Johnson October 29th, 2008 5:46 am

      Oh, Todd, Come on, you think that they’d kick you out if you asked? Pah!

    14. Arlington homes for sale October 29th, 2008 12:07 pm

      All I have time to say is great post.

      Dictionary.com only showed bilious as a word, not bilous. Is bilous correct?

      j