Last month I asked: “Should You Allow Major Media to Publish Your Blog Posts?”
The answer was a resounding, “NO!”
Since I can never resist going against the current, I’ve just signed on to blog for free (once a week) for a decent-sized media company.
While I completely agree with most of you that this will likely result in greater success for the company, and not little ol’ me, I’m looking at it as an experiment.
The contract clearly states that they can pimp my name, my blog’s name, my likeness, etc. for THEIR financial gain. Also, the content has to be 100% fresh and can’t be posted on my blog. Since the two are closely related, in a way, I’m robbing my blog of good content. I can ‘opt out’ at any time.
I will use this space in the coming weeks to report the results. Perhaps we’ll all be pleasantly surprised. At the very least, you can sit back and say, ‘told ya so,’ when I help the corporate monster grow even larger.