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 madison.com?
Hello,
I'm a new fan of your blog. Would you be interested in writing a blog on
madison.com?
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. madison.com is the area's number one local website and we
receive more than 7 million page views a month.
What do you think?
Claire
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.)

3 comments:

Oscar Madison said...

Jeremy,

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.