This morning I woke up with a lot of regret. I really don’t like my blog post from last night. To use a common SEOmoz saying, it was “TA” but not “GFEE.” I shared my thoughts transparently and I authentically don’t like the “growth hacker” terminology, but why am I writing about that? It doesn’t help anyone and it tears down people who’ve adopted the title that I might like and respect. And why bother being defensive about inbound marketing? That phrase has already achieved widespread adoption – I don’t need to be re-hashing my emotional conflicts around supporting some terminology while disliking others. That’s not who I want to be.
I’m leaving the post up as a reminder to myself, but I don’t want to do that anymore. Blog posts here should be about sharing things that will help, not jumping on bandwagons of criticism. If the terminology of growth hacking takes off, so be it. If your title includes “growth hacker” or you want to hire someone to do “growth hacking,” go for it.
My apologies to the readers here. I’m going to use this as a lesson for the future, and get better about the topics I cover.