I guess I’m fooling someone, because this blog has been declared a success.
Well, it was called a success by my friend and associate J-Dog, who claims that I’m more likely to get blog sponsors than he is.
Outside of being offered a free product sample two years ago, I really don’t see that happening. I could always sign up for Google AdSense and make some serious money like the Morning Toast (or at least one-fourth of it, because he has a whole network, and I have, well, you’re reading it).
But J-Dog’s comment got me thinking…if I could get paid to plug a sponsor on the blog, would I do it?
Because the Kingdom is mostly for your and my entertainment, I’d do it if it was something I could get behind.
The obvious choices (and why they probably wouldn’t work) would be:
- The Yankees (because the world doesn’t hear from enough obnoxious Yankees fans)
- Lost (because the one remaining season needs more promotion)
- Weezer (the label doesn’t promote their albums anymore, why would they pay to sponsor a blog?)
- Star Wars (see The Yankees)
I think it’s highly unlikely I’d land any of those prime accounts. And I wouldn’t want to shill for something I don’t believe in (or something that’s used to prepare a food I don’t like to cook). So unless I were to sign up for AdSense, it doesn’t look like the dollars will be rolling into the Kingdom.
Speaking of advertising, the one little bit of marketing I do for the blog, sponsoring Hideki Irabu’s baseball-reference.com page, continues to pull in tens of visitors each month. Best five bucks I ever spent!