Saturday, June 26, 2010

Should I Feel Flattered? Not!

Well, guess who noticed my modest little blog? My little blog--that started out so hopefully and has morphed into something much more true to life and considerably less "rah, rah!"--is starting to attract attention. Unfortunately, it's the kind of attention that I would rather do without.

Last week, not one but two companies that advertise on the web contacted me to ask if I would be interested in having them guest blog on my site.

One company sells exercise equipment. Anyone who knows my blog even in the slightest knows that due to my arthritis, I can use exercise equipment as successfully as a fish can use a bike. And if you've been following me for awhile, you'll know that on the two occasions when I have lamented not being able to use the equipment I own, I have named the company, just because I think they make great equipment for small people (and maybe for tall people too, but I don't know).

The other company that contacted me sells supplements, including the dreaded weight-loss supplements. I take a variety of vitamins and mineral supplements, but the thought of letting someone use my modest little blog to sell weight-loss supplements just makes my blood boil.

So, no, you won't be seeing any corporate guest blogs any time soon. Just me, talking about...well, whatever seems most important to me at the time!


  1. I get those "guest post" requests all the time, too. I think I'm going to accept the next one, and then re-write whatever they give me into a bunch of crazytalk.

  2. Oh i got one of those this week! And your right why would you let anyone of those do a post when you don't believe or don't use what they sell!

  3. I never get guest post anythings.
    I am so completely insignificant and boring that
    I attract no attention at all!

  4. I just started my blog in the past week and grappled with the question of whether or not to use advertising for products I actually use. I decided to do so so that I could (hopefully only occasionally) pass along information on things I love. I would never let an advertiser "guest blog" -- glad you warned me about it. Ugh.