Desperate for blog material, I did what any other self-respecting blogger would do.
I flitted about in Yahoo, learning about home invaders busted on Facebook, what Lady Gaga looked like at age 9 (Don’t click. Really. A waste of time.), and a gutsy woman who chases a bear from her home.
I did a little online banking. The good news? Beginning tomorrow another credit card balance will be at zero! The bad news? Bank account balances are fast approaching zero.
I goofed around on my favorite Disney message board site and learned about crowd levels between Christmas and New Years (Horrendous), next must try snack at EPCOT (Norway’s School Bread), and yet another awesome cast member story (Click here for original post.)
And I checked my email.
I found this interesting note in my inbox.
“I work with blahblahblah and we recently published an article you might be interested in.”
The title of said “article” was interesting and feeling a little lazy today, I actually entertained re-posting it.
“After following your blog for awhile now, I felt this article would be something that would interest your readers. Here’s the link…”
Hmmm. Following my blog for awhile? I’m flattered.
“Either way, your blog has been a sincere pleasure to read. Thanks for your time!”
A sincere pleasure to read. Always good to hear.
So, I scan my followers list. Nope. No Miss C. Maybe she has me bookmarked another way.
So, I click the link to the article. Yes. It’s a bona fide article. And interesting, too.
But it is plastered on a website that is an advertisement for something completely irrelevant to my readers. In fact, every link, sidebar and highlighted clicky thingy is unrelated to the article that drew me there in the first place.
I have half a mind to republish the article, without a link back to their site, and capitalize on the free material.
But that’s against my principles.
Look at that.
Without even realizing it, I just got a free post.