Thursday, August 11, 2005

apparently, this 'new fan' missed all the posts about my moving away from madison

Received yesterday:
From: Claire [deleted] 
To: jeremyfreese@[domain deleted]
Date: Aug 10, 2005 4:29 PM
Subject: Interested in writing a blog on
I'm a new fan of your blog. Would you be interested in writing a blog on
The content is entirely up to you. My only requirement would
be that you try to write at least once or twice a week and that the content is
original (i.e that you don't also post it on blogspot).
What's in it for you?
We select a blog for publication in print each week and pay that writer $50. I
know it's not a lot of cash, but it's a little extra spending money. I can offer
you more visibility. is the area's number one local website and we
receive more than 7 million page views a month.
What do you think?
Of course, even if I was not moving away from Madison because it would violate one of The Ten Sacred Rules of JFW: "The proprietor of JFW will never attempt to make money from this blog." This rule is right between "JFW will never have a sitemeter" and "The proprietor of JFW will never use his blog as an outlet for disquisitions about his bodily functions." Or maybe it's between: "The proprietor of JFW will never refer to those people who are kind enough to check out his blog from time to time as being a 'readership'." and "JFW is an irregular blog with no sense of compunction to post everyday." (Note: other bloggers feel differently about their blogs, and that's not just okay but a good thing--the online sandbox is infinite, and so we all have room enough to play in our own way.)


Oscar Madison said...


You don't read my blog!

Corrie said...

I'm glad you put the thing about the online sandbox, because I was going to be annoyed that you seemed to be implying that there was something wrong with blogs that included "disquisitions about [the author's] bodily functions". 3 cheers for disquisitions on bodily functions.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

I used to get free stuff with my old blog--a movie and a book that people asked me to review, that I recall. My new blog needs to reach that level of popularity. I like free stuff.