OK, they aren’t really in the news, just on my mind.
First on my mind is Quixtatic. This is another Quixtar employee’s blog; written by a guy named Vincent. Vincent has even paid a visit to my little blog. I’ll be adding a link to his blog in my “Links that I Like” section.
Second and third blogs that are getting some attention on other blogs; are two blogs that are polar opposites on the issue of Quixtar. The first is by a guy named Qrush. Now, first let me say, that I agree with very, very little that this guy says. He attacks a good friend of mine, his views are politically at odds with my own, and his idea of a Quixtar business, is much like, what has spawned so many “anti” sites. All in all, I would not choose him as a sponsor, nor probably a friend.
But, the guy is using “blogging” and the Internet in its purest form. He is publishing his views, getting reactions(other blog press), and his voice is being heard.
His critics are denouncing his blog, for its lack of “Comments”, but they continue to quote his entries in their own blogs. They basically accuse him of not standing up for the debate, and hiding behind the “no Comments” feature.
But, if we are to believe his words; he is receiving voluminous private email from supporters, as well, as critics. You may search for Qrush on your own.
Qrush’s current target is Bo Short. Mr. Short’s blog is the second of these “polar opposites”. Mr. Short is a FormerDiamond of Amway and Quixtar. He left Quixtar and founded his own company selling a similar line of core personal care products. You may search for FormerDiamond the same way, you can search for QRush.
Mr. Short was also interviewed by NBC’s Dateline for the show’s expose’ on Quixtar some month’s back.
Mr. Short’s company, Passport, has many representatives with their own blogs. Mr Short’s blog is not about his own company, but rather about his experiences in his old IBOship with Quixtar. Needless to say, his blog is not kind to Quixtar. I’m sure that Mr. Short feels his concerns with his old line of sponsorship warrants his comments in his blog. I won’t dispute any of his opinions.
His distributor’s blogs tend to refer often to their own experience with Quixtar, and why they also left Quixtar. They also “champion” Mr. Short’s blog, and link to it on their own site, as well as their Passport distributorship site.
The “thrust” of their opinions are that Bo Short is changing Network Marketing. That, Passport is the way things should be done, and that Passport is what Quixtar should have been.
Oddly enough, none of the Passport rep’s blogs mention any concern or denounce the fact that Mr. Short’s blog also does not allow comments, only private email.
Oh well, that’s what’s in the “news” here at WDAVE, until next time, This has been Dave Robison; On the Road.