Blog September 18, 2006

P*** My Blog

Has anyone else apart from me been offered a great opportunity to increase traffic? Increase readership? Get your thoughts and ideas out there to a wider audience? I’d love to think it’s because of the quality of my writing and content but I’m getting more and more email from “publishers” wanting to distribute my content – for free! And it’s not all spam .. the latest email I got was from Blogburst

At its core, BlogBurst is a news service bringing quality blogs onto highly-trafficked, high-brand mainstream publisher sites like the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio-Express News.

After a flattering introduction I was invited to ask for an invitation to join the network however, on further reading it appears that after its beta phase Blogburst will be selling my content on via a subscription service to its very impressive readership list. Huh? I’m not sure who this might appeal to but I’d rather potter away here in my own little corner of the world where anyone can read what I write for free…I think I’m a long way away from needing an agent just yet and if anyone is going to make money off the back of my toiling it’s not going to be an anonymous syndicator proporting to dress it up as an opportunity I can’t miss.

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  • Damien Mulley September 18, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Careful! MTV apparently owns the phrase “Pimp my …”

  • annette September 18, 2006 at 10:09 am

    Thanks Damien…I wouldn’t want to be accused of republishing someone else’s material and profiting from it now would I 🙂

  • Damien Mulley September 18, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Nice one. Hits should increase with the new title!

  • Twenty Major September 18, 2006 at 11:26 am

    Change it back. MTV can go and shite.
    Pimp my pimp would make a good reality show, wouldn’t it?
    “And you can see here we’ve given Leroy alloy teeth, a DVD player in the back of his head and a beautiful chrome finish”

  • annette September 18, 2006 at 11:32 am

    Hey twenty – I think that would be great, but only if you were the host…I think a sheepskin three quarter length jacket would suit you

  • Twenty Major September 18, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Like some kind of old style football manager?

  • annette September 18, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    em yes, Twenty…of course that’s what I was alluding to…do you have the ghetto gold to go with it though?

  • Twenty Major September 18, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    I’m not really a gold man, I have to say. It’s all a bit tacky.

  • annette September 18, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    yes of course…a man of exquisite taste…but what are the accessories du jour for the man about town (or a football pitch) in a three quarter length (bespoke of course) sheepskin coat?

  • Twenty Major September 19, 2006 at 8:33 am

    A good question. One would have to wait and see what the coat attracts, I suppose.