Gut Rumbles

May 10, 2005

going mercenary

I'm probably a fool for not doing it myself (because I get plenty of offers), but I have no desire right now to try to make money from my blog. I'm not going to criticize anyone who does, because I'm all for capitalist enterprise.

But right now, I don't need the money and I like the independence that fact gives me. Maybe I'll put a tip jar on the page and sell blog ads somewhere down the road, but I'm not going to do it yet. It's a matter of principle.

I've been offering free ice cream for three and half years here now. I want to keep it that way as long as I can. That way, I can truly say that if you don't like what I write, then don't read it. If I were attempting to protect a revenue stream, I might think differently.

I don't want to do that.


I've never seen free ice cream offered. Can I have a banana split please?

Posted by: livey on May 10, 2005 04:26 PM

Please make that TWO!!!!!

Posted by: Indigo on May 10, 2005 05:56 PM

Sheesh! By the time I drive from the Peoples' Republic of Maryland down to Jawja it's likely to have melted. But thanks for offering!

John A.

Posted by: John A. on May 10, 2005 06:11 PM

you mean he doesn't deliver?

Posted by: livey on May 10, 2005 07:54 PM

Make mine strawberry. Two scoops, please.

Posted by: StinKerr on May 10, 2005 08:53 PM

Thanks. I can't stand blogs that have so much clutter that less than 50% of the screen seems to have content. Yours is solid. Blogads and all that other stuff would simply dilute your fine writing.

Just my opinion.

Posted by: Mark Alexander on May 10, 2005 09:01 PM
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