So. I got the strangest email the other day. Some dude named Paul wants to buy my blog. Not to worry, not to worry, I have no intention of selling it, but I thought it a very odd thing. According to the email, his firm wants to use Ramblings on Romance, etc. to improve the search engine rankings of their clients - whatever the hell that means.
It has to have original content - no problem with that requirement I think, correct English and grammar; I strive for that though I know I'm not always successful. I must not have pornography or other distasteful content. I wonder if the post I did a while ago about what I would do if I directed a porn flick applies. And it must be found on google. I think one could find it there if they tried. According to the writer, I could sell it for as much as $1,000.
BUT I WILL NOT BE BOUGHT!! I WILL NOT SUBMIT TO 'THE MAN'.
I don't care if they offer me 100 X's that amount. I don't want anyone else telling me what I can say and can't say. If I want to be distasteful, well, I damn well will be distasteful. If I want to shout it to the world that yesterday they did an office poll on who wears underwear to bed who doesn't and I told them I did a similar poll on my blog quite some time ago, I will do so. And By Jove I want to have the freedom to declare to the world that I go commando!
But I am curious as to what this is all about. Is it legit? Has anyone else received such an email? I don't plan on responding since I'm a distrustful soul and think that should I answer, even if it's in the negative, somehow they will 'find' me - whoever does that kind of thing. But if anyone else knows anything, I'm interested.
And upon further reflection - would you sell your blog? If you got $1,000 - would you be willing to give all editorial comment? How about for $100? How important is your blog to you and do you have a selling price?
And in other news, my VELOCITY MICRO 7" CRUZ TOUCHSCREEN WIFI TABLET arrived
today. And yes I opened it. And yes I'm afraid of it. I called my Accountant Son, the Son Who is Getting Married, to ask him if could come and help me figure it out but all I got was voice mail. If he doesn't call back soon, I'm going to have to dive into the Small Electronic Device world and try and figure it out myself. *shudder*