We all do it in one form or another. We love to talk about the competition and what they are doing wrong. Hell, it might even be another blogger that you just don’t like, but in one form or another we talk about them. Is there every a good way to talk about your competition?
Internally I’m sure we are all aware that we shouldn’t ignore the competition, but that doesn’t mean that externally we should show that we acknowledge them. For 9rules our competition is considered to be other content networks and blog networks so if I write an entry like the previous one it can be taken as writing about the competition.
Is it out of line though to talk about an industry and what you can see being improved with it? In most cases when I see people talk about their competition its comes across as a hate-filled diatribe and that only gives off the wrong impression to your readers. However, I know many people are reluctant to throw around praise because they feel as though they shouldn’t give the competition anymore exposure.
I understand that every circumstance is different, but how do you handle talking about the competition?