Profiting From Stupidity

By Deane Barker on May 14, 2007

Casey Serin: The world’s most hated blogger?: I’ve read this guy’s blog before and I agree that he’s more or less an idiot. He bought millions of dollars in houses with little planning, and then the bubble burst. So he started a blog about his troubles and has really found a niche: people hate him so much, they keep reading just so they can lambaste him in the comments.

Financial exhibitionism, coupled with a lack of penitence for stiffing his creditors, has transformed [Casey Serin] into a celebrity among fellow bloggers. But unlike other online celebrities, Serin’s stardom comes from a unique source: “haters” who patronize his blog solely to learn what financial missteps he’s made today.

The irony:

Since launching his Web site last September, Serin has discovered that it can be profitable to outrage and annoy the thousands of people who visit his blog every day. He estimates he was making up to $1,000 a month through Google ads and believes he’s on track to make even more through Yahoo’s ad network. His notoriety has led to appearances on Suze Orman’s and Robert Kiyosaki’s advice shows, and he says he’s working on a book and advice packet that he’ll sell online.

My take on him: he’s just lazy. He has little in the way of work ethic, and is trying to do anything but get a job. Or, maybe he has one already…

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Comments

  1. After tiring myself out trying to figure out what the heck this dude Casey Serin is actually up to, I finally found a place that catalogs his activities, history, associations, and purpose.

    The site bills itself as “the leading semi-satirical wiki about foreclosure blogs”, and I’d say that’s accurate, given the predictably rather vertical market for “semi-satirical wikis on the topic of foreclosure blogs.” Still, it’s a good read.

    Address: http://www.caseypedia.com/

    Hotlink: Casey Serin

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