marketing and PR

“Will you sell advertising space on your blog?”

(since I’m getting more and more requests for this lately, usualy from “regular readers”. Sigh. Do PR drones really believe the rest of the world is so stupid and gullible?)

No. I run Google Ads for research reasons (it’s a live site where I can fiddle with it, try out the new features, etc), but the blog is a net loss, and I’m happy with that.

“We’d like to write a guest-post for your blog, we think your readers will really love it?”


Before you write paragraphs of BS about how you are a “regular reader”, get off your ass and see how many times there’s been a “guest post” on this blog.

It’s *MY* blog. About my professional, technology, business, and career interests. It is not a newspaper or magazine.

But hey – if you want to rent me, the going rate is $2000 a day. So that “guest post” is going to cost you $750,000 a year (approximately).

I’m not unreasonable: I’ll give you a discount after the first year :)

2 replies on ““Will you sell advertising space on your blog?””

Ha ha, I love this stuff. The other week I got an email from a “regular reader” who was promoting his client’s book, which was something about a real soldier’s tips on small unit tactics that would help you be better at Call of Duty! They asked if I would like to line up an interview, in the US. My blog is in the UK.

My favourite one before that was for some WoW edition Mountain Dew. They actually sent me free bottles of the stuff, with the intention that I would write about how delicious it was. I think they were probably quite disappointed with the article, but I never heard back from them:

The CoD PR people tried me too.

For unrelated reasons, it was something I might have written about otherwise.

Their approach ensured I didn’t.

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