For those who don’t know about VentureWoods, well its a multi-author blog started by Alok Mittal and is an attempt to bring all the VCs/startups related discussion under a common roof.
I must admit that I used to be a regular reader of VentureWoods, but not anymore.
Quite lately,VentureWoods has become a place for the following:
- Driving traffic to one’s blog: I personally don’t have an issue with this, but read the next point.
- Ask questions without putting any effort in seeking the answers:
Look at these posts: Online classifieds, Zoho, and several others
What surprises me about such posts are that authors have not spent a single amount of time doing a research on the topic. Forget about author’s insights, what really pathetic is the kind of questions that are being raised (“do you think this idea is viable?” ). And these are not exceptional posts, these are a norm these days @ VentureWoods.
Looks like, most of the authors want a “quick fix”, i.e. a quick solution to their question and also earn free traffic.
Had VentureWoods been an announcement site (of events/startup, VC news) or a blog with collection of “good stuff”, I don’t have a problem. But I do have a problem with what it was meant to be and what it is now. Leaving aside a few authors (like Alok/Vijay), I really don’t see any value in any of the posts.
What do you think? Do you still treat VW, as “something serious” or just another personal musings of a few individuals?