Today I received an email kind of convincing me that my blog gets seen.
It offered me $35 to put up an add for a phone service on one of my old
What differentiated this offer from all other spam I get was that it was
actually written well enough, and tailored enough, that I believe this
guy would even go through with it. Only ...
I am not interested.
I run this blog because I like running it. I do system admin myself too.
The domain name is mine since my family wants it, and my parents chip
in. The net connection also is something that the family chips in on,
and is handled without significant cost.
All in all, I do not NEED ads to keep this place up and running.
Furthermore, I do not WANT ads here. I want this place to be my venue of
expression. Not some advertiser or other. I want complete control of my
content, and no bullshit with banners or whatever.
If you want me to recommend something of yours, make sure I get to try
it. I write about things I end up liking occasionally, and the best way
to get me to write about your things is to produce things I like and
make sure I'm exposed to them.
But I will not publish your ads.