I need to get something off my chest.
Besides this stupid Manzzier.
I DO work for our government. I also have a blog. This does not mean all I do at work is blog. I get breaks and lunch, just like every other employed person not working in an Indian Sweatshop making the latest Sean John/P Diddy fashions.
And, since I don't smoke, I blog during my breaks.
We are ALLOWED to use the Internet for personal use, during such time (except for gambling, porn, facebook.......Stupid rules).
However, often I will do my posting from home on lunch.
When I do post, it takes about 10-15 mins to do so, as I plan it out before hand.
Often, I am so busy at work, not only do I post at home, but I will have to wait until after work to read other peoples stuff and leave comments. Sucks right?
Regardless, your tax dollars are NOT being wasted by me. Maybe by the smokers who spend 30 mins on a 15 min break, or by the guy who spends 2 hrs everyday just walking around to other offices and BSing with everybody, but not me.
This being said.........
I received my first request to do a product endorsement yesterday. It was from a very nice lady and a very nice company offering me X if I would review their product X on my blog.
I replied, "Sorry. I don't do products."
You will not see ads on the Funny Pages, as long as I have control of that feature.
Nor will you see me hawking products (a la Cheesecake, Nuggs, whoever.....I still love you guys).
I am almost positive, these would be frowned on at work. Something about "using taxpayer resources for profit making" or some such. Stupid laws.
Also, I would imagine that someone could claim it was a perk or a freebie or directly linked to my position here in government. That, also, would be a FAIL.
If you see me promoting something on the Funnies, it will only be something I have purchased and think kicks so much ass that I had to share it with you.
Now, I know there are those who do this for money, or maybe that is just an added benefit.
There's nothing wrong with that. I say GO FOR IT!
God has blessed me and my family, in such, that I do this merely for enjoyment. Both mine and hopefully yours. I never intended for this to be a money maker.
It honestly helps my sanity and keeps me from going postal.
Unfortunately though, all these regulations means that you won't find me discussing politics on the Funnies, either
This really bites.
Do you know how much material from politics I have to eat?
Hell, I can't even run for public office. Which I know is a serious blow to those of you who've been begging me to.
All this being said:
If I WAS going to do product placement, it wouldn't for coffee mugs or free makeup or free donuts.
I'm thinking more like:
Ferrari...........................Call Me Mr. Ferrari.
Gold....................I'm not sure this would be a company endorsement, but I could always use some. Hey, it worked for Hammer and Ed McMahon.
Spaceshuttles...................It's not like NASA is going to be using them for much longer anyway. They would look really cool in my yard.
Tropical Islands........There's a bunch out there. I'm not picky.
Mormons......................You know they've got tons of cash. Plus, extra wives! (which may or may not be a good thing)
Breaks over. More this afternoon, maybe.