the conundrum

Peter K. O'Connell Voices.com profile Sept 2013

I have a web service that finds web links for my brand…many of the links I’ve long forgotten. None of them are bad (whew!) but I found a bunch of stuff that I hadn’t seen in a while and some of them I’ve updated.

One I found this morning that I don’t think I have seen for about a year or more is my Voices.com listing. It’s a free one that I’ve not deleted (unlike the Voice 123 listing that I squashed years ago). For myself (please read those words again and then continue reading) I don’t believe pay – to – play sites are good for my business or the voice-over industry. That opinion has not halted their existence (surprising, I know….don’t they know who I AM?!)

Yet I haven’t dropped this free listing…which gets buried in the bowels of the site because I’m not a paid member. Doesn’t bring me any business.

Part of my brain says “look at their great design – that looks sharp”. Another thought is “wow, this company has come along way – that’s impressive”. And then I revisit the problem with P2P’s and my dislike for the business model and I think “Peter, what are you doing?!” (No, I’m not looking to rehash all that…those opinions are all over the web and some of them I even took down because individuals’ feelings were getting hurt…not my objective).

I’m not even sure why I’m posting this whole thing except as part of a thought process I’m going through…forcing me to put my wandering thoughts on (virtual) paper. You, gentle reader, get the good, the bad and the ugly here.

The P2P haters will say drop the listing. If one’s email address ends in @voices.com they’ll say keep it (and upgrade).

But the owner of @audioconnell.com thinks he should probably drop it….but there’s this “thing” in his head which he cannot identify which has kept him from pulling the trigger, cutting the cord etc.

The thought process is non-sensical and impractical….just like me.

3 Responses to “the conundrum”

  1. Peter, I know exactly what you mean. I’ve been going through my old profiles on various networks and sending requests to have them quashed

    I’m not doing that because I hate these sites or anything, but because I had an epiphany about how all of these little profiles took time to maintain, and I just didn’t need the hassle of updating them every time I shake my demos up.

  2. […] I have a web service that finds web links for my brand…many of the links I’ve long forgotten. None of them are bad (whew!) but I found a bunch of stuff that I hadn’t seen in a while and some of them I’ve updated.  […]

  3. Corey,

    Glad you knew when to cut loose!!

    Best always,
    –Peter

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