August 29th, 2012 § 4 comments

I never wanted advertisers on my blog. Not because of lofty journalistic principles or concerns about credibility. It’s just all those colours and fonts. Things get so busy busy busy.  I just didn’t feel like it. Plus little windows popping up where you don’t need them. And it smells of added admin. But then Frank emailed me. And for a split-second, well, I thought, just maybe it could work. Then again, maybe not:

Hi Frank

My blog is about food writing from a very personal perspective. I wouldn’t know what to say about the online bingo industry, except maybe to take the piss. The few readers that I have (I’m pregnant and more interested in grazing indiscriminately than blogging) also won’t buy a thinly veiled attempt at punting online bingo. I may lose the shred of credibility and 3.7 readers I have left. Unless I actually try it, love it, and ideally could win some money. Then we’re in business! Other than that my blog may not be the ideal advertising platform for you. But please do send me a link to give the bingo thing a bash. Who knows. I convert easily. Especially when there’s yelling involved!

Thank you kindly for your interest.

On Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:53:52 +0100, frank@xxxx.com> wrote:

Hi Bianca,
Thank you for getting back to me.

After reviewing your website, we think that a new blog post would be the
best and least intrusive option for you. You are free to come up with the
content of the article or blog post, but we do ask that it is in some way
relevant to our client in the online bingo industry and is composed of
roughly 300 words.

We’ll pay $ 120 as an annual upfront payment and we will endeavour to make
sure that you are paid within two working days, using PayPal or

Please let me know if you’re interested, so I can have your site assessed
by our Technical team. I can then send the advert details and client

Alternatively, if you have any more questions about this advert type, then
please do let me know.


Hey Frank, will this do? It’s 390 words and technically 169 of them are yours but it’s related to bingo. Do we have a deal?


§ 4 Responses to Hey BINGO!"

  • I think this defo warrants the dollars. I´m going straight to online gambling as we speak. It´s either that or more cake.

  • Hallo Bianca

    Congratz! Hier begin jou wonderlike journey met ‘n kleinding…

    Groete van almal hier in Stellies!

    Toerie en fandamily

    • admin says:

      Dankie! As hy naastenby so cute is soos julle oudste enetjie dan sal ek myself gelukkig ag! Ek dink julle nommer 2 is eers uit die oond na ek daar weg is maar ek vermoed jy’t weereens ‘n mooi pastry gebak. Ek mis jou heerlike zingy lunches en daai grumpy ou bogger by Hasta la Pasta baie!

      Alle sukses en happiness

  • Bingo says:

    If you really interested about the online game, just indulge on playing Free Bingo game and enjoy the time in a beneficial manner as well.

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