Monday, January 31, 2011
The Married To An Ambot blog started out as a way for me to get a few things off my chest about my upline and totally took off in a way I never would have imagined. I have a huge readership between 200 to 500 page hits a day. This month alone just over 10,000 readers have visited my blog - and we still have a few hours to go before January is over! Sure a lot of them are repeat visitors. A lot of people find me by doing Google searches and my blog is at the top of many searches. I’ve already blogged that I’m right behind the Amway propaganda when people search for Artistry.
You’d think these statistics would be somewhat alarming to Amway especially since I have regular readers from Alticor in
Ada and Buena Park and occasionally from Grand Rapids and Missouri City and even Amway ’s head office who just love reading about what I really think about my upline. They can see the numbers on my blog’s stat counter. Pretty good for someone who’s only been blogging for about 5 months. Germany
But oddly enough my popularity doesn’t seem to bother Amway enough to offer me the right amount of money to just go away and stop blogging. People sell websites all the time for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Millions of dollars to sell a website. I’m open to it. Anna Banana can be bought!
I’m used to apathy from Amway head office employees. We reported our Platinum right about the time we were getting out of Amway and the official response and here I’m paraphrasing: “We’re not responsible for what is said at meetings.” To some extent that is true. People can’t be responsible for lies that someone else has uttered. But who is responsible then? Who at Amway head office will take responsibility for complaints about lies told at Amway meetings? No one! Apathy central! Platinums and higher can say whatever lies they want at Amway meetings and head office isn’t going to take any action. Even when we have it recorded. Nope. Apathy city! Not interested. Not going to rock the boat. The upline brings in lots of money. Amway head office doesn’t give a shit about pursuing complaints made about Platinums and higher and that’s probably another reason why IBO’s walk away - no support from head office! That’s why bloggers like me take to the Internet and share our stories to warn other people what lies ahead of them. Others take more extreme measures judging by the lawsuits out there.
My regular readers know we weren’t in Amway very long. We never reached any significant level. Between 100PV and 300PV each month depending on how much Ambot charged to the old credit card. We never signed up any downline other than one person who quit a couple of weeks later after getting scolded by our upline for missing a meeting. We never met anyone of significant levels either. Though the pompous sack of shit Platinum would disagree and point out he’s been [in and out of] Platinum [qualification] for years and how he’s King Shit and we should have been honored to be in his presence. However we hadn’t “earned the privilege” to meet anyone of higher levels in the Amway house of cards.
So a few months involvement, never meeting anyone significant in Amway, and not attaining any level of significance, I only have limited stories. There’s only so many ways I can tell my upline to fuck off! I think I really got a lot of it out of my system with my post Fuck You IBO! It felt so good writing that down and letting go of it!
Have my stories all been told? I wasn’t in Amway long enough to have scads of stories. I wasn’t privy to any secret meetings. I didn’t meet any king pins. Although I went to major functions, monthly rallies and about 50 living room meetings I can look back through my previous posts and see I have covered a lot of our Amway penance.
Don’t worry. I don’t plan to disappoint my readers by stopping blogging, unless of course Amway pays me the big bucks to go away. Although I might be running out of stories to keep up with the momentum of regular blog posts as something jogs my memory about a horror tale during our Amway dark days I’ll keep writing. I’m just saying I don’t know if I can keep up the posting frequency I’ve managed until now. Its one of the reasons I eventually plan to organize and turn this blog into a free ebook. Maybe this year. Maybe next.
I’ve enjoyed meeting many of you through this blog and hearing your stories and and I assure you that I’m still here trying to figure out what to write next. Its just that some weeks I might be more prolific than others.
Thank you to all my readers for your support and sending me over 10,000 views for the month of January! I love having you stop by!
To the courageous women who have shared their stories, thank you and I hope to keep hearing from you. I wish you well and hope you get your lives under control without the Amway black cloud following you everywhere.
THERE IS LIFE AFTER AMWAY!