The Power of a Blogger

Last Update: October 07, 2017

Shopify stock drops $1.5B thanks to a lone blogger

This is the headline I read in one of my email early this morning. It doesn't seems good to me when reading the headline as I had just joined Shopify and intended to build an ecommerce store later, still researching the best approach on how to.

No, the article is Not a reverse psychology blog with a catchy headline and tells a different things. It is exactly what it headline says and the blog did bring shoplift stock to it knee.

Anyone who read the headline might feel discouraged if you are a shopify affiliate or ecommerce store vendor, more so if you are a shopify investor.

So what is your immediate reaction on the headline of this news email?

it is one of the four news articles on a news subscription received today. The other four is on Legoland, We work, Bloomberg and the last one about a watermelon man. What about the watermelon man? Something that I cannot comprehend. That will be a later blog if I am able to find out more.

The email article is more about shopify stock in the NYSE, interestingly, it says that out of 111 listed company mentioned by this blogger between 2001 to 2014, 90 experienced a long term drop on stock price. and Shopify stock dropped about 11% after the blog had posted with an estimated value of $1,5B.

Back to my question on

So what is your immediate reaction on the headline of this news email? If you are shoplift affiliate or commerce store vendor?

Disbelieve, discourage, shrugg off as it does not affect you, or thinking someone is trying to tarnish your dream of becoming an online millionaire?

I always believe we MUST keep an open mind, seeing thing beyond its surface, change the way we see thing and we shall learn and rise against adversity.

It is interesting to learn that different people react to exactly the same article, blog or news or even comment on our WA platform differently. Same or similar comment to different person, you will get different response. Some take it as good advise to further their business, some see it as criticism that you are trying to block their progress.

So what is your immediate reaction on the headline of this news email?

Share your thoughts with me here if you care to share on your reaction.

Don't worry, my mind is Not a Parachute. :))

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AriefWibowo Premium
My thought after reading your blog is I have this power.

I have to use it wisely.
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Jaunesk Premium
Thanks for the Affirmation Arief.
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Marketeer1 Premium
Hi SK, extremely interesting post, thought provoking indeed. Imagine amassing a group of 20,000 subscribers, members who you built the strongest relationship with over time, members who trust you applicably. Imagine the social responsibility you would have because your words and opinions could influence the whole group to act in unison - Now that is power!
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Jaunesk Premium
Hi Anthony, thank for your sharing. Let’s work together toward this goal.

Like your email series, for the last 2 month I have been busy creating my own email series but still not too satisfy. Just completed the funnel from opt-in to confirmation page. One welcome email for subscribers. Next process is to refine the squeeze or landing page and add more email.

Just Imagine we have 20000 loyal subscribers and its power.

Need to work extreme smart and hard on this.
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Marketeer1 Premium
Hi SK, like i mentioned...with such a list comes responsibility..but it can be a very rewarding position to find yourself in. To know that your words can influence your followers for positive change in their lives. Keep up your good work. All the best, Anthony
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ridesisapis Premium
I saw this on Thursday, highlighted by a Shopify group I'm part of, with a link to Andrew Left's Bloomberg interview on his report.

My reaction was he had a point, and so I followed through to his website, then read some more on the man... and then thought it'd make a good blog post, so I wrote an article on it.

Beyond that I didn't really have an emotional response.
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Jaunesk Premium
The blogger did have his point, as we are not Shopify investor it won't affect us much.

Just want to know how the person responds to it especially members who promote strongly on Shopify.
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Sftat Premium
My reaction is like your post title, SK - what power this blogger wields, and what an opportunity for those of us that can blog!

Whatever else may be true about this person, those who follow the blog they write have so much trust of the advice in it that they are making multi-million dollar changes to stock value. That's very powerful. It inspires me to consider how I can build a following and influence them for change.

This could be very profitable and it could open up possibilities to change the world.
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Jaunesk Premium
Hi, Steve, You read my mind. This is what we MUST be working on "how I can build a following and influence them for change."

TQVM
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mikewood1975 Premium
I wouldn't worry about what one blogger said. If the stock dropped that much today, it is a good time to buy that stock if you are into that because Shopify is not going away with how popular E-Commerce is today.
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Jaunesk Premium
Exactly. Agree with your point. Stock Investment skill and knowledge is something that I am learning now.
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