Selling out. #40

I’m in the business of selling out, the internet business. Staying open and honest about sponsors here is like shooting yourself in the foot, wouldn’t do it knowingly but shit happens. Banner ads, skyscraper ads, audio sponsors, affiliate links, paid linking, and using sites because of compinsation. It’s happing all around you once you are in the business you can’t avoid it. YouTube is the worst, although I can’t tell you how because they will remove my ads. That right there is the single largest problem on the internet. It’s all secret. Im always trying to be open with ads and sponsors to my blog, I figure I don’t need a disclaimer everywhere else if you care enough you read this. It is a hard thing, very very hard thing to get sponsors when you are fighting the goos fight of being open about compensation. I used to go get any sponsor to my hearts desire, it was easy. Nearly all of them have something in the paperwork that makes it illegal to even make it known that you are getting paid for something. I started noticing advertisements hidden everywhere, I can go to any and I mean any vlogger and find a advertisement ‘hidden’ in the video and hell I would probably be able to tell you the sales agent who made that product placement happen. I’m not in that business anymore though and fighting the good fight doesn’t pay as much but I’m happy with being open with all my sponsors even if that means I can barely get any.┬á

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Sex on the moon. #BookReview (Day 27)

Quite possibly the best love story of our generation, and the least known heist. It’s about love, real love. Not that movie love. Everybody who reads this book will recognize some of the feelings and actions from there own lives because of the fact it’s so real. I drove by the prison that housed this man many times while he was a resident, seems surreal that he lived albeit forcefully near me. I’m bad at this reviewing thing, so read the book you wont regret it. I thought it would have some of the semi-pornographic sex scenes in it, it doesn’t. Another sign it was taken from real life. Overall it has left me with mixed feelings about the main character, some of me wonders if I could see myself in the same situation, the other part of me saw his amazing opportunity and how he blew it. Ben Mezrich as always, great job. I cannot wait until he starts writing another seeing the process through Twitter. Next up, my thoughts on Flawless by Scott Selby. I have read The Accidental Billionaires, AKAa The Social Network, and I will not write a full review or thoughts on that, because well you saw the movie it was amazing. The book however had more of the true facts than that was changed for the movie.