I just got stumped by this post at lorelle, which talks about a blogger called ashwin khanna of www.ashwinkhanna.com , who is convicted guilty of lying over the blogosphere.
What happened ??
A mere 1 month old blog held a contest for $2500 to be awarded to a randomly chosen blog , which will write about this contest giving his post a link back. This contest created a buzz all over the blogosphere with nearly 400+ blogs writing about it.
What was the final outcome ??
Well, two days before the contest was about to get over , it seems ashwin khanna created a blog over wordpress.com and on the result announcement day, declared the same blog as winner, finally pissing off the whole blogosphere.
The contest gave ashwinkhanna.com technorati authority of nearly 400 and rank under 10k ( initially he was having technorati authority of 6)
Mynewhustle has (along with text explanation) created a video which has got all the explanation. I hope that he wont mind if i post it here . Please switch on your speakers.
Now the quest over the blogosphere is to get ashwin khanna blacklisted and get him back from where he came . Same contest blogger has started a revenge contest of 100$ for the ppl who got Conned by the CONtest at ashwinkhanna.com.
Lesson to be learnt from this
There is no shortcut for success. A blog is built on Content , relationship with the readers , patience and your commitment of never giving up . Its sometimes a long process which do take time and if, you are ready to take the challenge, you will surely come out as a winner.
Other than google , technorati and Alexa you should know that there is a blogging community and any breach in relation with this community, can get you blacklisted. So, never break the trust of the blogosphere.
Small update : The blog who stole mine and other bloggers content , got banned by google adsense (might be coz all the posts were stolen from some or the other blog). Thanks Ram of teknobites and Jonathan of plagiarismtoday.com for your support.