Phil, from a car dealership in L.A. (L.A.!) sent me the following yesterday:
Hi, I'd like to inquire about doing a sponsored blog post - about 150-300 words that talks a little bit about cars and automobiles and links back to our site. We are a car dealership and thought we might be a good fit for your readers/visitors on http://vickilanemysteries.blogspot.com. Here's a list of some blog post titles we've done in the past: - What To Look For When Buying A New Car - 2012 Cars That Look Good And Saves You Gas - Reasons Why Buying New Cars Is Better Than Used Our budget is around $15 for the post. Is this something you'd be open to? Also we might be interested in a small banner ad if the price is right.Our budget is $40/year. Let me know if you'd be open to either or both of these.
Now I just wonder what made Phil think that we might be a good fit. Do I have ANY readers in the LA area? Not that I know of.
And what, in his no doubt careful perusal of my blog, made him think I had any expertise or interest in writing about cars?
And for the princely sum of $15 -- dang! I'm not saying I couldn't be bought but for $15? Give me a break.
I told Phil that I'd no more take him up on his offer than I'd tattoo his ad on the face of my firstborn.
Haven't heard back from Phil.