Tuesday, August 29, 2006

What the Blogvertise????

I must admit I am a sucker for get rich quick schemes. I have been a Mary-Kay lady, an Avon lady, a Discovery Toys lady, I'm a garage sale entrepreneur , I've bought lottery tickets and filled out surveys. I've even signed up to be a secret shopper. I am still not rich. As you know, I love to write and my blog has been a big part of my life for the last year. My brother in law, Applehead first started the blogging rage in the Miller family but now several of us (7, I think) have blogs. It is so cool. Stephanie's (Applehead's wife) has recently taken off. She gets hundreds of hits a day. That is so cool. I check it a couple of times a day myself. I like to keep up to date on the comments. Well, I go on there and she has this thing that you can sign up for where you get paid to Blogsvertise. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? My sister in law isn't the type who usually falls for this sort of thing. I am not sure I really understand the whole thing but I think they pay you to write about certain things in your blog...hence the name Blogsvertise. For example...Maybe someone has a web-site where they sell a product, you go on it and check it out then write about it on your blog. I think it is subtle advertising. Isn't this a scam? Won't this ruin the purity of the blog??? Once you get paid to do something doesn't it usually suck the joy and life out of it?

So, I get home from work today and Jake is downstairs on the computer. I ask him what he is doing....He says, I am getting paid to blog! Yes, now my husband has now signed up to Blogsvertise. Aren't you going to wonder now if he is writing something real or if he writing something just to get paid???? Hmmmmmm. I guess only time will tell.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This has nothing whatsoever to do with your subject!! What then?? Here goes....what's happened to "Dear Delilah"?
Aunt D.

Applehead said...

I am so glad you don't do the letters now.but that is my opinion. I do another thing to get paid for my blog. I will blog about it later.

judeandelise said...

Well, I've moved twice since I started Dear Delilah and I was starting to run out of interesting material. Plus, people were really moody about the whole blog in general. I guess there is a movie coming out called Dear Deliah and that blog always gets hits from it. I was thinking about changing it up a little...making it into an advice colum of sorts!

Stephanie said...

I think I am going to start another blog to do my Blogvertise and other money making stuff from. Didn't think about that before. I did consider the some of the things you said, but I liked that I could write about it anyway I wanted (even negatively.) Todays blog was for blogvertise in case you wondered.I am hoping to get a different blog started this week and save Adventures in 100 acre wood just for personal stuff. More to come later! :)

Stephanie said...

Yeah I guessed you were signing up too. The three links gave it away! :)