The Amazing Spider-Man Guide to Responsible Word Power

The Amazing Spider-Man Guide to Responsible Word Power

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      • @Bryan, @tyler

        I know spidey said “with great power etc” . but my sentiments were laid out perfectly by @quadzilla in the comment below. 🙂 my point was that anybody else could have said the stuff in the article, and not spidey. (clark kent?) if its spidey, you need some sticky puns to go with it.

        on the flip side, reading the post again, i also think that the post is being “responsible”, which is what spidey would talk about. but, it would have been nice to reinforce that notion with the sticky puns.


  1. Because Spidey learned in issue one of The Amazing Spider-Man that “with great power comes great responsibility.” Kinda fits the post, right? 🙂

  2. The third point needs to be turned into a poster and given to the get-rich-quick schemers. Then it needs to be sent to those who have replaced valuable content with an attempt to “game” social media…

    …which, ironically, destroys their ability to rank super well in social media. “Gaming” isn’t a replacement to good content; it’s more like makeup, emphasizing what already has to be there.

  3. lol – Why would spiderman say any of those things? Wouldn’t this make more sense:

    Spidey says:

    1. The Web is a big place – make your web site sticky. Give your readers a reason to stay on your site once they arrive.

    2. Have an alter ego. You may be a chump in real life, but be a super hero when you blog.

    3. Fight super-villains. Have a cause that your readers can get behind; like how much MS sucks, the travesty of X, or the evils of ____ .

    4. Be AMAZING. If you’re not Amazing, no one will care if you’re fighting crime . . . or about anything you say or do.

    5. Be high budget. Sure you can try to be cheap, but in these times, people want to be entertained with explosions. Sometimes you gotta spend money to make money, like when I spent $139 million but made it all back and then some.

    6. Grow off your existing success. If you have a successful post or campaign, make a sequel – then another. Beat it into the ground as long as it still works. After the comic book, I did a movie. Did I stop there? Hell no! I made 2 more movies and will milk this as long as I can – and so should you.

    [music . . Spiderman, Spiderman,
    Does whatever a spider can
    Spins a web, any size,
    Catches thieves just like flies
    Look Out!
    Here comes the Spiderman.]

  4. really? Think I might make it? I donno . . . then I’d have to move out of my parents basement and I wouldn’t have the great inspiration of spending my days reading comic books.


  5. Always enjoy the random metaphors and how you put them together. Tell Spidey not to do 4,5,6.

    Either way, honesty is the key. Show your human side, let it be seen. People will have more of a connection to you because of it and that will lead to trust.

  6. Interesting content. Basically the writing you do is a reflection of you and your blog unless you are writing for something else. But it will always be a reflection of yourself. So you should definitely try to be honest and write good.

  7. @Shaun – I agree: my thoughts are that good writing and valuable content can and will rise to the top, without attempts to “game” the system.

    @Shane – Thanks! It’s an honour to be on CopyBlogger. 🙂

    @Quad – I love your six suggestions, especially number 6. (Goes for the Matrix, too, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Perhaps someone should do “Jack Sparrow’s Writing Tips”, starting with “These are more guidelines than actual rules”…)

    @Craig – That human connection seems to me to be one of the common factors for highly successful bloggers (Darren Rowse, Steve Pavlina and Brian Clark all share a lot of themselves and their lives with readers.)

    @Franklin – Yes, I think that’s exactly what I was getting at (only you put it far more succinctly – bravo!) Whenever you put your words out there, you’re putting YOURSELF out there. Make sure they reflect you at your best.

    @Janice – The theme tune is now in my head too. Augh!

    @Linda – Interesting point. The word “ultimate” always turns me off, over-use in marketing copy can really kill a word.

    @Bamboo Forest – Thanks! Glad you found it useful.

  8. If your spider sense tingles, there’s something probably off.

    What’s cool about Spidey is he uses his prowess for community good over self-serving gain.

    *wonders how many commenters had or have Spiderman Underoos?*

  9. Another good advice for blogger that you should pay attention to it. and i totally agree with your point no. 1 that you should be honest 🙂

  10. really? Think I might make it? I donno . . . then I’d have to move out of my parents basement and I wouldn’t have the great inspiration of spending my days reading comic books.

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