Or so they say. On a completely un-band-related note, I was trawling the blogs today, and discovered another insidious form of blogger marketing, www.blogsvertise.com. Kinda like product placement, but for blogs – payments are being offered to bloggers to mention products in their blog entries. The rules say, you don’t have to endorse the product. You don’t even have to say anything nice about it. You can even complain about it, so long as you include three links to the product’s webpage.
They give you weekly assigments, and then you can weave the product somehow into your blog. To be honest, it actually sounds like fun. To what extent can I sell a product without selling out? The entire reason I have a blog which I host myself is so that I can forego those annoying banner ads which appear on free webspace. Will this see me turn this here organic blog into a corporate hell of sponsorship, sneaky plugs and multiple links in a single post to just one product? What effect will this have on the amount of spam I have to filter out every day in my comments?
Welcome, dear reader, to my first foray into commercial internet marketing, as opposed to viral marketing. Wish me well!
Now back to our regular programming. I swear, the blog entry for Shrewsbury is coming. Plus some other musings on the tour which I’ve left out thus far!No comments
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