What Would Vleeptron Do? (WWVD) Public Comment Period is: OPEN
Vleeptron and Vleeptron_Z have been around for about 5 years. Before that there was my website Elmer Elevator's Discount Prep, that dates to about 1997.
To date, none of my C-space publications have ever carried a single advertisement for anything, and I ain't never taken a penny to steer readers toward any commercial venture.
Well, uhhh, I am slightly embarrassed to confess that that's mainly because nobody ever tried to sell me an ad before.
I am this week in receipt of a very nice e-mail offer from a very courteous gentleman to run a small text ad, with a link, on this recent VleeptronZ post.
The post is about one of Vleeptron's regular concerns, drug policy and reform.
The ad, if I let it run, will steer readers to a private drug rehabilitation treatment facility in California.
Which, in theory, I approve of. Getting messed up on and over your head with drugs is a Medical Thing, and this ad could help some drug-troubled people or their loved ones find them some Medical Help.
I run the ad, the guy says he sends me U$35 .
(NOW I see how everybody but me has been getting RICH with their blogs!!!)
Anyway, please consider this a Public Comment Period.
* Should I run this ad?
* Should Vleeptron run ads?
* Will this ad make you think Vleeptron is just another CyberProstitute?
Or do you think this is a Good Thing? I would like to consider a Fantasie in which some troubled human being is surfing around for stuff about Drugs, finds my post, reads the ad, clicks the link, calls up the rehab center, and gets some competent medical help.
I will be sincerely grateful for any advice you have to offer. I'll want to share your Comments with readers, but for This Occasion Only, if you're shy, you can log in as Anonymous, or FreeAdviceGrl, or JournalismEthicsGuy.
$35 is not chopped liver.