Friday, December 22, 2006

Blog Pimps and Web Whores

When you have a new product or service and can't get anyone to write about it, what do you do?

You go to a Blog Pimp for help, that's what you do!

The Pimp will hook your ass up with some blogging Web Whore that will review your shit for a fee ranging from $40-$500. Let's get serious now people, if you have a really worthwhile opinion you can make a heck of a lot more than 40 freaking dollars. The most common amount on the high end seems to be around $100 which isn't bad if you can knock out several paid reviews a day.

Here's the only problem I see with this scenario is that many people may get annoyed and stop reading your blog if every post, or every other post, becomes some paid fluff piece.

If you're a serious blogger and have spent a substantial amount of time building up your brand so that you can attract traditional advertisers then why in hell would you risk polluting your brand with paid posts?

The next thing you know the advertisers paying for the posts will insist on the comments for those posts being censored, or the blogger will censor them by default just in the hopes of appeasing the advertiser and getting more paid post work in the future.

That's the problem with being a paid Web Whore is that you start down that slippery slope of selling your soul to the highest bidder and your blog suddenly really isn't your blog anymore and you'll feel stifled in your own creation.

Good luck with those paid posts and let me know how selling out works for you all.

P.S. Just for giggles I browsed some of the blogs listed and this site ranked as high as some of the sites asking for $100 per review, which is really sad. Caveat Emptor.

2 comments:

John Andrews said...

ah, Bill, you gave away your cards:

"P.S. Just for giggles I browsed some of the blogs listed and this site ranked as high as some of the sites asking for $100 per review, which is really sad. Caveat Emptor."

I've said it before; you need to get some professional help for those jealousy issues, dude.

Oh, and about your referring to me as a web whore. Wrong-o, kid. I am so not limited to the web.

IncrediBILL said...

John,

Who's jealous?

I sell my opinions for thousands a pop to VC's so the little pay per post crap really doesn't excite me.