P*** My Blog
September 18, 2006
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.