Right. I’ve had it with you lot, it’s all take take take. Time to pay. £1 each will do. Leave it at the door as you leave. Thanks.
I am, of course, joking.
I know you lot are too tight to pay anything, don’t worry, I wouldn’t either.
But the thing is that I DO get paid for this blog. Not (just) via the adverts either. I get paid in the richness and kindess of your comments and emails, by the fact that I’ve been lucky enough to meet many of you and the startling revelation that you are all really nice in person too!
I only mention all of this to frame my next statement.
The internet, and the social networking aspects of it are not there to be leveraged. They are there to be participated in, and if you don’t choose to join in then, quite simply, you shouldn’t be surprised when you don’t get any benefits and you will continue to remain one of those people who don’t “get it”.
I could go on but I think that covers things broadly enough.
Why am I mentioning this now?
Because over the past 2 weeks I’ve received 3 separate requests for me to advertise something on this blog. No offer of payment just the presumption that I’ll happily promote their latest product for them, help gather ideas or content or photos for their book and so on.
Sometimes it doesn’t feel like 2009 at all. Don’t they get it yet??