Friday, December 31, 2010

Advertising

There is one view of capitalism that feels advertising is a good thing and improves our lives. I think not, but a lot of bloggers opt to improve our lives by cluttering their blogs with advertising links to pick up a little extra cash. Well, times are tough all over, so I've added some advertising to 1410, too. So far my favorite is the Bartalli endorsed razor blades. Initially I thought about current bicycle related things, but I'm old and fundamentally I don't believe in most of what they're selling now. So I'm going rogue. These don't link to anything yet, but eventually they will. I just haven't decided exactly what, probably something I find amusing or to sites that sell traditional bicycling paraphernalia. I'll be trying a new a twist to advertising. Blind. My thought is to not label anything and rotate them over time to keep buyers a little off balance as I improve their lives. Any suggestions?  I can't wait for the money to start rolling in.

And go back and listen to Oscar Peterson, even if you think you won't like it. For me.

  

10 comments:

Johann Rissik said...

Yes, all the new stuff, like round wheels and padded saddles, new shapes of handlebars, .........
May the Gods of Crass Commercialism shine on you ;) After all there are only 125 shopping days till Pesach and 207 to Eid and 305 to the Summer Solstice.
Happy New Year!

Gunnar Berg said...

I do like round wheels. Meh, to padded saddles and new handlebars.

Rat Trap Press said...

I like your idea of the blind link. I link to businesses owned by friends who mostly make their own products. Nobody has thought enough of my blog to offer me real money to advertise their stuff.

Anonymous said...

I want to see some buxom 50s and 60s babes hawking the latest healthy menthol cigarettes.

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reverend dick said...

I'm against it.

Gunnar Berg said...

Okay. Not.

Mimbres Man said...

Mimbres Man Über Alles!

Margadant said...

Drop the razor blades -- they're not old school enough for your blog. Start hawking straight razors and stropps; lead a campaign to bring the luxury shave back into the barbershop. Or hawk cigars -- I'd listen to you on that subject.

As for Vargas style pin-ups pitching on the blog, it's over-the-hill. I barely have time to pull away from the internet porn sites as it is. Gypsy Rose Lee isn't going to reach alter my viewing habits.

Silk Hope said...

Have you seen a Doctor about this.

Gunnar Berg said...

A doctor? Are you saying that Renold Chain and Star Ball Retainer aren't going to jump on this opportunity?