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June 11, 2003

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Andrew Sullivan is still doing that begathon about "keeping this site alive" as if it costs a great deal of money to run a blog, even with the traffic he receives. I might send him some money if my shit-decector wasn't ringing like a car-alarm right now. I don't like the pitch he's throwing.

Anybody who sends that begging asshole money either really worships his ass or doesn't understand a goddam thing about "bandwidth." If the asswipe was honest enough to say, "I WANT TO MAKE MONEY FROM BLOGGING," I might send him $100 dollars. But I believe that he is being dishonest and acting like a goddam time-share condo salesman with all his whining.

Andrew, fucking admit it. If you didn't get get a penny out of anybody, your blog would continue. It ain't gonna quit. It ain't gonna shut down. You just decided to be some kind of Amway distributor with what you do.

This kind of whining really pisses me off. I wish that every good blogger could make money off blogging. Hell, I would LOVE to make money off my blog. What a wonderful world this would be.

But it's NOT a wonderful world and the things you whine about are RIDICULOUS to anyone who blogs WITHOUT ASKING FOR A GODDAM DIME FROM ANYONE. Andrew, I hope you become a fucking millionaire. Lie your pathetic ass off along the way. Whatever works.

Go on with your begging. Meanwhile, I'll go to my day job EVERY DAY and post MORE than five gems of wisdom on my blog in my "spare" time. "Professional writer," my ass.

Andrew... BITE ME! I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.

Lying bastard.

Comments

Right on - And unlike other bloggers, his day-job bosses pay him a nice fat salary to spend his day blogging.

But that's journalism.

Posted by: Carl on June 11, 2003 07:38 PM

An Acidman rant on someone other than me feels like a really electric orgasm.

Can I have another?

(sorry to be so graphic, but what the hell!)

Posted by: Dawn on June 11, 2003 07:43 PM

Right on, Acidman!! Yeah!!

umm...can i borrow 5 bucks, please?

Posted by: Jeff on June 11, 2003 09:22 PM

hee hee hee - so glad you are still blogging Acidman!

Posted by: Lori on June 11, 2003 11:37 PM

I wasn't understanding this either. Why does someone need $80,000 every 6 months to blog? We all blog and we don't make $80,000! I've seen some damn good writing out there from people who don't get $80,000 in handouts. What makes him different? Again, this I do not understand.

Posted by: serenity on June 12, 2003 06:59 AM

One more thing--is the $80,000 he received considered a gift? Does he not have to pay taxes on that? No offense to Sullivan but I've seen his page and I'm not amazed enough to understand his need for $80,000 in gifts while the rest of us work, go to school, etc. and do our blogs out of our own pockets, in our spare time with the occassional donation or Amazon.com gift. Am I missing something here?

Posted by: serenity on June 12, 2003 07:03 AM

Doesn't Andrew understand that the best way to get money is just convince people that you can spend the money better than the person who hasn it?

I mean, that is the way our government works....

Posted by: Catholic Samurai on June 12, 2003 11:48 AM

I've run entire corporations on less than half of that amount of money bandwidth-wise. One of the larger web projects I've done moved about half a terabyte of data per day, and got around 40 million hits per day at its peak.

Average bandwidth cost: $10k

He's either full of it, or getting absolutely raped by his host.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on June 12, 2003 12:07 PM

If y'all don't like Sullivan's $80,000 begathon, y'all can hit my tipjar instead. My target for this six-month period is EIGHT BUCKS.

...which will improve on my current fundraising record by EIGHT BUCKS.

Posted by: McGehee on June 12, 2003 02:22 PM

I've tried! God knows I'vw tried to read Andrew's
blog. I can't keep my eyes open. His choices of
subject matter are insipid, his writing is
lacklustre, and his light-over-dark format gives
me a headache. I can't imagine anyone wanting to
PAY him to do what he does.

Posted by: Smiling Dave on June 12, 2003 04:12 PM

Andrew likes to live in the high-rent district, Andrew likes to have lots of abeyance and toadying, Andrew has to take a gazillion anti-AIDS drugs, Andrew has a high opinion of himself.

Posted by: MommaBear on June 12, 2003 04:28 PM

LOL McGehee. Done!

Posted by: Mrs. du Toit on June 12, 2003 05:46 PM

McGehee, if I had eight bucks to spare, I'd give it to ya just for being honest. And funny.

Posted by: serenity on June 12, 2003 05:59 PM

Wow. I should've thought of this before. Thanks Mrs. D!

And thanks for the good wishes, Serenity.

Posted by: McGehee on June 12, 2003 07:53 PM
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