Mistakes were made

Sometimes we make mistakes

Hi all.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. This is pretty much my first official blog post that I’m writing by myself and all that. In recent months (feels like years) I’ve had someone and possibly a company, ( I never really knew who was on the team…if there was really a team) write some blog posts for me. This was a huge mistake on my part.

I never ever should have decided to pay someone to help me with my website. Especially when there’s a language barrier and a time issue like being over 10.5 hours apart and to make matters worse I work nights. I’ve come to realize in the last few weeks that the goal of notoriety is mostly ridiculous. That’s an awful goal. As I often say be careful what you wish for you may get it.

In this case I didn’t get it. Not by legitimate people who respond to blogposts legitimately. My responses came from Viagra bots , porn sites and whoever and whatever that had no real interest in my posts https://davekanyan.com/blog/ , my podcast https://davekanyan.com/dumbing-it-down-with-dave-podcast/and my YouTube channel https://davekanyan.com/daves-fit-life/.

Although notoriety is important and helpful as I work towards monetization of everything I do, I still wasn’t done with quality and consistency. I was skipping a step and gave in to temptation. This caused me a great deal of stress (on top of what has already been a super stressful time).

So at this point in my life I’m looking for small victories. Small victories for confidence, building knowledge and consistency. Integrity and honesty in what I write. No one should write or speak for me.

Thank you.

Dave Kanyan

Twitter @dumbwithdave



Email: dumbingitdownwithdave@yahoo.com



  1. Hal Cohen on January 12, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Great post. Taking back control of the reins!

  2. Dave Kanyan on January 15, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Hey Hal,
    Thank you for being the very first ever real person to respond to any of my blog posts. All the other responses are bots selling Viagra and various other meds and porn and all that. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but I like the engagement from a real person.
    Thank you again. I hope to do more. Feel free to engage politely. I want you and everyone to feel safe here.

  3. Mike Myers on January 16, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Well, I guess I’m the second! WTF? No free cd? Love the show!

    • Dave Kanyan on January 19, 2021 at 10:31 am

      #2 is not all bad. It’s solid. You’re good. I appreciate it anyway!

  4. Jared Hohenstein on April 25, 2021 at 5:02 am

    i understand where you are coming from, doing too much too quickly when the show hasn’t grown to that point. excellent post on a precautionary tale.

    • Dave Canyon on October 2, 2022 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks Jared. This is all so time consuming and confusing!

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