If you look around the manosphere, you will see a once burgeoning and growing world of blogs (at one point a new blog seemed to pop up every two days or so) waning. Now it seems every two days or so you’re seeing one disappear. It may worry some if they were starting to wonder, is this the death of the red pillers? What does this mean? Or somomething like that. There are a couple of factors for this, with every bubble, you will find a boon of new businesses crop up, in this case blogs, trying to get in on the excitment that a boon creates, of course, when the bubble bursts, only a few companies will remain, if any at all. There are some good writers that have left, and some I’ve never even heard of, yet all of them seem to be saying the same thing, and even contemplated here at the Shift – “What more is there for me to say on girls, game, or the red pill mantra.”.
The problem with creating self help for men is that when men learn something, they get it, and use it, and don’t need to hear the same thing anymore. There’s a reason why this kind of thing is popular and mainstream and profitable for women self help, because chicks seem to like to be reminded of how to approach things in life, because they need constant correction over their emotional lives – they basically need to keep coming back to the well in order to talk to the oracle on how they should be behaving – this is because their ego and ID is ruled by social acceptance, whearas men are much more independent of social acceptance and can thrive with or without it. Once men learn something, he basically learns it for good, lest he ignores something too long – even still though, once learned, he only needs a simple refresher for him to regain the confidence in what he has learned. Because of this, you have a great deal of men who come to the manosphere, learn, use game, get success and you never see them again, the readership is flunctuating, new people come in, and new people go and live their lives in reality.
There will still be a main core audience for any blogger out there that likes your blog, but the ones who stay for your style, humor, outlook on life, philosophy etc is in the 1-10 percentile, the rest are all guys having a hard time grasping… nay, using game… they hang out, still hoping to get it, maybe just maybe the next post will get them out of their beta ways, maybe they’ll get laid, take control of their relationship, etc if they just keep reading, rather than doing. Even this core will eventually tire of reading the same thing over and over again, and you see it with the criticism’s of older blog’s current lack of quality, whearas the posts are mostly the same, great for noobs, but just recyclyed idea’s told in a new way with new tricks; these core guys just can’t get excited for these anymore. So they add the new blogs to read, till they go away, and as more and more fall you will see the remaining blogs that want to succeed, alter it’s course. Of course the most glaring limiting facter in the readership of the manosphere is that it seems to just rotate through the blogroll’s of all of us – who can be sure of the over all reach of our blogs when it’s the same maybe 10,000 people reading all of our blogs? Are new people coming in? Once the red pill becomes the norm, what do we have to write about? What’s next?
The manosphere as we know it is dying, and that’s okay, for out of it’s ashes will rise a more powerful, more influential, more substantial entity – a different manifestation, and inspired by the elders, remixed by the young and possibly unidentifiable by the likes of us… it’s either change with the times or be left behind, and the times my friends, are changing.