GOOD POINTS MADE BY NORDY, FOR NEW AMBASSADORS
I am replying to the blog written by Ron Nord. Ron's blog is below.
Just reading a couple of article written by new "AMBASSADORS", trying to find a way to get points.
I never joined this club to get points, I actually have no idea what
they are, I recieved an e-mail from WFN one day telling me I was a top
Ambassador. Nice. I like to voice my opinion,hate or love it, I put it
It is an opinion or a joke or a story that I can post for those that choose to read or ignore.
I enjoy coming home from work and settling down to my computer,with my
wife yelling"YOU BETTER NOT BE ON WFN, I HAVE TO BE ON FACEBOOK"
When something comes to mind,post it, who cares , no judges as far as I know, be yourself.
Points by way of you tube , etc, I don't get it, be yourself and say what you have on your mind.
I don't care to read a blog by somebody with 111,0000,0000, points, rather a blog from somebody with something to say!
I enjoy Ron's blogs for the simple reason he tells it like it is and there is no bs.
I saw the same blogs Ambassadors looking for points, I would like to add a little to it. Of course this is just my opinion.
I think the point system was designed to reward ambassadors for adding content to the program. I like the point system but it is flawed. Some ambassadors are working their butts off to make their own videos, and they get the points for it, but then other ambassadors can copy and paste videos from other websites and get the same points. That doesn't make sense, copy and pasters shouldn't be rewarded for using some one else's work. Myself along with others spend countless hours videoing and editing our videos. A video in a blog is a great way to show fellow ambassador's a technique or tip. Originality is a great start for a new ambassador, quite often I get a new fishing magazine and a few days later I see the almost same story posted in a blog. There's 500,000 websites with fishing tips and techniques, leave those tips and techniques there and make your own. Ambassador blogs are bounced around facebook a lot of people see what you write, we're all representatives of the wfn community. I was at a fishing function not long ago and the ambassador program was discussed, some liked it and others didn't. It was interesting to hear the different opinions from some pretty big name anglers.
The bottom line, this is a contest. Let's face it WFN takes good care of us and they offer some really awesome prizes. There will always be a few people who try to do what ever they can to beat the system. that's when the point system can be a bad thing, using others people work is an easy way to get more points, plagiarism is garbage and ambassadors shouldn't be rewarded for it.
The point system should be revamped, originality and hard work should be rewarded, while the copy and pasters weeded out.
My advice to new ambassadors looking for points, get your camera out go fishing, get involved in community fishing events, tournaments, and agencies. Get out from behind the computer and go make a name for yourself as a WFN ambassador.
Nordy, keep blogging. I don't always agree with your blogs, but I definitely appreciate your honesty.