Ah, Viva la Manosphere. A popular aggregator that’s provided a boost in traffic to many Manosphere blogs, run by a fellow calling himself Jack who makes money from ads while not actually producing original content. I can live with that, of course. He’s still putting in a little work. I do have a problem with him ripping off content for cash while not giving credit where it’s do. I also have a problem with him trying to create a monetized site to compete with a Manosphere blogger, considering the ‘Sphere already provides him with money.
Mike from D&P has spent years experimenting with juicing. Putting together and testing different recipes and blends, figuring out what juice blends can help with specific goals of health problems, and laying down lots of cash to try dozens of juicers so he can make the best recommendations. Lots of his time and money went into learning all he could about juicing. Then he built a site called Fit Juice where he compiled all of the things he learned and shared this info with the rest of us. Take a good look at his site.
Along comes Jack from Viva la Manosphere. Jack has never mentioned juicing. I don’t think Jack actually juices. But Jack decided he would make a website filled with great juicing info and make money through ads and affiliate marketing. His site is called Juicing Hacks. Take a look at Jacks site. It should seem startlingly familiar, since you just checked out Mikes site. Almost exactly alike, with almost the exact same content….
After launching Juicing Hacks, Jack stopped linking to Danger and Play. Another odd development. Perhaps because he didn’t want people to make the connection between his new marketing site and Fit Juice, which has been around for a while and is actually filled with original, field tested information.
So, in brief, Jack is trying to take someone elses hard work and effort, re-package it very slightly, and then make money off of it. I wonder if Jack and Tucker Max are related? They certainly seem to think alike, but in this case it’s not a case of “great minds.” Perhaps Uncle Mitch is right and we’ve reached some sort of critical mass, because lying scam artists seem to be coming out of the woodwork to profit from our hard work and content.
I never liked Jack, I never sought him out, emailed him or asked him to put me on his aggregator. I had a bad feeling about him from the start, and I know a few others did as well. He refused to review a bloggers book unless he could make money through an affiliate link. He tried to control what content belonged in the Manosphere and what didn’t. He never linked my site, so I have no idea how much traffic he was sending to other bloggers. I don’t worry about traffic, so I don’t particularly care. Uncle Mitch once asked him why he never linked me. He said I was too racist and controversial. Too controversial for the Manosphere. That’s really saying something. As YouSoWould said on Twitter….he was trying to control Manosphere content, when the whole point of the ‘Sphere is the free exchange of ideas between men, without censorship or PC bullshit.
So, if you haven’t already, take a moment to remove Viva la Manosphere from your blogrolls. He’s shown his true colors and has no right to stand among real, content producing men of the ‘Sphere. It’s past time to take out the trash.