I've started A NEW blog. But, hopefully it won't be mine for very long.
I'm looking at it as a "surrogate blog". I'm just "carrying it" until the mother or in this case; the father, takes over.
In the realm of Amway and Quixtar-related
blogs, there are a regular cast of bloggers representing opinions both
pro and con. These blogs are frequented and commented upon by the other
bloggers and a semi-regular cast of commenters. At some of the blogs, the commenters are as well known as the authors of said blogs. Such is the case with "Tex".
is a Quixtar-affiliated Independent Business Owner(IBO) with a
propensity to stay focused on one issue regarding the operation of a
Quixtar Independent Business. Tex hates the "tool systems" used by
top level Amway and Quixtar distributor leaders to motivate, educate
(and yes, profit from) their downline groups of distributors. For that
issue, I am in total agreement with Tex.
Aside from that issue,
Tex also enjoys a healthy debate with critics of the legitimate
businesses operated by other Quixtar Independent Business Owners. Again,
I can be in total agreement with Tex on this issue.
I know, I know, you sense a "BUT" coming on...and you'd be correct.
problem is most recently, that Tex has been banned from nearly all the
Quixtar and Amway-related blogs and discussion groups. This includes
pro-blogs, con-blogs, and even some Quixtar-company sponsored blogs. If
he hasn't been banned; he's being heavily-moderated.
I can speculate on three reasons why this has happened.
Tex is prolific in his comments. He writes often. He writes long
detailed entries in the "Comments" section. He quotes other commenters
in their entirety and then responds point by point. He repeats this
This can be a blog author's dream or a nightmare. The
dream is the traffic and lively discussion. The nightmare is the
constant moderation and possible association with the negative comments
volleyed back and forth between Tex and the other commenters.
2. The constant "on point" comments by Tex voicing his "position".
would be okay, except if the blog author or "thread" author in the
discussion group wrote about something entirely different from the
subject Tex wants to discuss.
If the author writes about "Tool Abuse"; Tex is there to denigrate the "lying cowardly kingpins" that profit from other IBOs.
the author writes about a new Quixtar product; Tex is there to
denigrate the "lying cowardly kingpins" that profit from other IBOs
the author writes about taking a vacation; Tex is there to to denigrate
the "lying cowardly kingpins" that profit from other IBOs.
uses "personal attacks" towards other commenters and blog authors when
the topic debate continues on. Although personal attacks are not the
best debate tactic, they can be effective; but Tex fails to realize or
fails to care that he is commenting in a "closed forum". The blog author
or Discussion Group owner is not obligated to let participants insult
other commenters or the blog author.
The expression of "Free
Speech" only applies to the author. Yes, some authors may allow
dissent...but it is not a "right" of the commenter. Tex has the
proclivity to tax his "right" on other's forums.
And so, Tex has
worn the patience of many a blog author and forum owner quite thin. It
has been suggested to Tex on many, many occasions to "start your own
blog". Tex has been hesitant to take this advice for fear that a blog of
his own would not receive the traffic that the other blogs receive and
thus his message would not be heard.
I disagree with Tex. And so, I started "Tex's Quixtar Blog".
have set it up. I have posted two entries from other blog authors on
why Tex was banned and their opinion of Tex. I have now begun to post
"comments" made by Tex at some of these blogs.
I am more than
willing to give Tex access to HIS blog and let him begin to spread his
message about Quixtar, about Amway, about Motivational Organizations and
their tools that they sell; and about WHATEVER Tex wants to write.
The Road" readers, I urge you to visit Tex's New Blog...let him see
that you are willing to read what he writes, that you are willing to
comment at HIS blog, and that he can exercise his Free Speech rights
under his OWN banner.
Tex? Howboutit? Your own blog.