File this one under, if I made this up you wouldn’t believe it.
I was reading “The Secret” promoter Joe Vitale’s recent blog post What To Do When the Law of Attraction Doesn’t Work, and it struck me how his blog posts all seem to have the same format:
All starting on a new line.
Have you noticed that many are questions?
That he then answers.
When you read his answers, are they in the form of rhetorical questions?
When he writes these rhetorical questions, why are they in blockquotes when he’s not actually quoting someone?
He repeats mantras, such as:
LOA is always working.
LOA is a law like gravity.
- that have been debunked before.
And makes grandiose claims, such as:
I’m a neurometaphysician. I created the field of neurometaphysics. This goes beyond neuroscience, which is the study of how your nervous system affects your life. Neurometaphysics is the science of how your thoughts create your life.
It struck me that his posts are all so similar in both style and content, they could have been written by a computer. Of course, that would be ridiculous. Except it’s not. Announcing: Dr. Joe Vitale's Hypnotic Writing Wizard!:
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[All bold in original.]
So now you know. That’s how he does it. A computer writes his copy. And you can write just like Joe for a mere $99 ($277 with “Swipe File”). Or I guess you could just want it really badly and it would appear for free (your mileage may vary).
Hey Joe, I don’t need a “writing wizard” to write my posts - with this kind of classic comedy from you, my posts just write themselves.
Hat tip to Cosmic Connie for emailing me the two Joe Vitale links.