Speak up… Don’t be afraid of Monster, Latona, Berkens, Allemann, etc.
Since day one at WannaDevelop.com I’ve been trying to bring that “rawness” and transparency… Something too many other websites and blogs in our biz have been missing. Now with some of the stuff I’ve published over the years, there has been a lot of controversy and lots happening behind the scenes. Without getting into too much details… Let me just say “legal” types of stuff which would seriously shake up some people’s biz.
Soooo.. I’ve had C&D (cease and desist) letters sent over more than a dozen times to take down content which apparently was not true / slanderous… I’ve also received multiple threats of lawsuits as well alleging all kinds of bullshit, but I never got scared. I never backed down. Not one bit. I never took down the stuff I put out there, because I know it is 100% factual information and I stand behind it all day, everyday, rather comfortably too. I sleep at night just like a baby… ZzZzZzZZz!! And it’s not because two of my brothers happen to be attorneys. I swear!
If there are consequences, so be it… That is life. Gotta make the tough decisions. I’ve wrote pieces criticizing Rob Monster and Epik’s development services… Rick Latona’s development services and auctions… Michael Berkens’ investments… Andrew Allemann’s industry coverage… Don’t remember some of the others or who else I’ve criticized or wrote about over the years. Names aren’t popping up in my head, but I am sure there were others as well.
Agree to disagree but have respect
Still though, that does not mean I don’t like or absolutely hate these individuals… I just don’t see eye to eye with them on certain things. That is about it. There is freedom on speech in our country, and you can critisize whoever you want… Your neighbor… Your friends and family… Your industry peers. Even the president. Gotta love it!
So my friends, don’t be afraid of anybody. Always speak up… The good and bad. Whatever issues are. If it matters to you, go for it. Write about it… Put it out there. Let your voice be heard. Like Rick Schwartz always said… I love his line “CHARGE!!”