Monday, October 22, 2007

Selling Out For TheOur Higher Good

As some of you may have noticed, we've finally introduced advertising to the blog. We resisted this for 2 1/2 years, but the siren song of the extra bill-paying power has grown too strong to resist. (Fun fact: today we've made $1.33!)

Due to the way online advertising works, you may notice some links to gurus we've criticized in the past. Not surprisingly, we've no qualms about advertising the jokers we lambast, mostly due to the fact that we need the cash, but also because we just never had those kind of scruples anyway.

We'll still be doing our thing the way we like to do it, only now, you'll be able to buy into the fun. That's right, we've decided to sell sponsorships on Guruphiliac. We haven't decided what to charge yet, so make us an offer and we'll consider it, that is, until we learn the true value of our marketing power and jack everything up to Perez Hilton prices.

Until then, please click on the sponsored links incessantly. Daddy needs a new timing belt in his truck and a weekend at the Wynn in Vegas.

14 Comments:

At 10/22/2007 11:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad about selling out Jody, it is the American way. And you deserve it actually, to make some extra money for all of your hard work sharing so many good stories.

By the way though, you will need to make a lot more than a dollar or two a day to stay at the Wynn in Vegas. It is mucho bucks.

 
At 10/23/2007 7:32 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Hell, Jody, I'd of give ya a buck 33! But it's kind of fun to see these same guys advertising here. You can buy your turkey and get it basted and baked all in the same convenient location!

 
At 10/23/2007 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Firefox and the Adblock plus extension, the ads don't even show up. I disabled it temporarily since I was curious to see what kinda ads are generated, and was amused to note that the Kracki's music company was most prominently featured :D

 
At 10/23/2007 10:26 AM, Blogger jody said...

the ads don't even show up

No! Don't block... click! Click, click, click, click, click!

 
At 10/23/2007 12:30 PM, Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Good for you, Jody. I've long been considering doing the same thing with my blog. Face it, we're all whores. :-) But I like Chuck's take on the matter: "You can buy your turkey and get it basted and baked all in the same convenient location!"

 
At 10/23/2007 6:14 PM, Blogger Stuart said...

Jody:

Re the Wynn in Las Vegas... I've played video poker there a bunch, can give you strategies that will return approx 99.7%, so when you factor in the free buffets, it's a great deal.

Video poker is very much like spiritual practice, or life. In the long run, you end up getting precisely what you deserve. In the short run, there are lots of statistical fluctuations, which people explain through countless superstitious notions, and all these notions are perfectly meaningless.

Stuart
http://stuart-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/

 
At 10/23/2007 7:18 PM, Blogger jody said...

I like Chuck's take on the matter: "You can buy your turkey and get it basted and baked all in the same convenient location!"

All by this turkey right here!

 
At 10/24/2007 6:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Jody,

I think that preaching/teaching should be reserved for people who don't need money to say whatever it is they think they need to tell people. That includes Ammachi, SSRS, Sai Baba, you, connie, etc. If the message requires funding, perhaps Consciousness doesn't want you to give it. As soon as money is required to "spread the word" (or dirt), something is lost. Truth is not a business.

Of course, you are free to do whatever the hell you please, as everyone here knows. This is just my opinion.

All the gurus justify their first little bit of cash collecting by saying "oh it's for the good of the people". Then it spirals. Then the business becomes the primary focus after some time. It's just how it works. Business is business.

I think that when all of this ceases to come naturally, i.e., without having to advertise and collect money, one should give it up and go get a job.

 
At 10/24/2007 7:16 AM, Blogger jody said...

As soon as money is required to "spread the word" (or dirt), something is lost

It'd be different were I to charge for access to the blog.

Truth is not a business.

A nice thought, but you'd have to inhabit another planet to believe it.

 
At 10/25/2007 9:12 AM, Anonymous Bonsette said...

Go go ads!! Yeahhhhh!
;-)
I've used ads for a few years. They don't make a fortune but they do almost cover the connection costs etc.

 
At 10/25/2007 1:22 PM, Blogger yomamma said...

next thing you know it's GP mugs ,Tee shirts andTote bags, certainly GP flying lessons are not far off.( a good swift kick in the afterlife!) Hey, be the first on your block to get your ass off the ground, yet know that it means absolutely nothing. Will that sell??? Where's the Razzle Dazzle???

 
At 10/25/2007 6:34 PM, Blogger jody said...

Where's the Razzle Dazzle???

I'm trying to get talented friends to help me redesign the blog. As far as the merchandising goes, the position is open if you want to apply.

 
At 10/27/2007 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the Razzle Dazzle???

I'm trying to get talented friends to help me redesign the blog. As far as the merchandising goes, the position is open if you want to apply.



Jody, I think some claiming themselves to be spiritual organizations have already filled the posts of telling Google which back months of this blog they want to advertise on. Oh, if they weren't SO transparent!

To any ex-member of one of these groups, if you know the back month(s) where this blog wrote about your group's dirty laundry, or that of its leader, go and check it out to see if that organization is now advertising on the page of that back month blog logs?

I'd like to hear if you find them there in their Madison Avenue advertising glory (not).

Just when we thought they weren't reading this site, noting Jody's entrance into the world of ads, and them noting pages where they were publicly exposed in a big way.

 
At 10/30/2007 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say I love the ads. They do not detract from the blog content, they amplify it! Click away, get Jody some coins, and have a few laughs.

 

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