Thursday, November 13, 2008

Advertisers Clamor for Space in the Noose

The Alameda Daily Noose and I recently received yet another confirmation of the wild popularity of our soon-to-be-award-winning journalistic efforts:

Who is the contact for discussing advertising on your blog Alameda Daily Noose? We have received 25 requests this week for advertising on Alameda Daily Noose, and the page has been viewed 71 times.

Our website,, is the largest online BlogAd marketplace with more than 50,000 blogs in more than 2,300 US cities and towns.

If you are agreeable to scheduling a time to talk on the phone about this, please tell me a good time by contacting me. I'll cc my assistant to set up a time to talk, if there's interest.

Alex Rawlings

Oakland BlogAd Account
Motto: "Everything Local"
Tel. +1(202) 470-0961

We can understand why advertisers would want to ride on the coattails of our success, but the Alameda Daily Noose and I are opposed to billboards of any kind, especially ones that could block a reader's view of our Noose items. We can't see what advantage there would be for us if we were to allow advertisers the honor of being associated with our hard-hitting investigative journalism. Furthermore, it sounds as if all of the ads would promote Boring, Lame, On-line Gossip Shops (B.L.O.G.S.), and we wouldn't want to encourage that bunch of charlatans.

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