Monday, February 19, 2007

My Opening Offer

I admit that I occasionally look at the KC Buzz Blog, despite its many flaws (tedious, repetitious commenters, a flair for "truthiness", etc.). It's an okay blog, but not nearly as engaging as hundreds of others on the net, and it doesn't even really do very well with local news.

It's not awful, but it's not worth $395/year!!!! But that's what they've decided to charge.

$395/year?!?! For a blog???

If the KC Buzz Blog is worth $395/year, I've been underpricing Gonemild horribly. I think I need to start charging, and I think I should start at $395/month. While they do post more often than I do (though I'd post a whole lot more often if I manage to generate enough cash flow to quit my job . . .), my posts are a whole lot more thoughtful, informative (have they shown the Nace/Roe slimecard yet? I saw a link to this site in their comments), and prescient (need I remind y'all about the uncanny power of my yard signs in the November elections?).

More importantly, I have vastly superior commenters. I wouldn't trade XO or Les or Travelingal for 50 of the wankers posting comments over at the KC Buzz blog. As a matter of fact, because they are so crucial to my success, I hereby give them free memberships in "Gonemild Premium" (how's that for generous?).

Now, some of you may be balking at the $395/month pricetag, though I'm not sure why you would. But still, keep in mind, it's only an opening offer. Feel free to make counter-offers . . .

(More seriously, now that the KC Buzz Blog has committed web suicide, what will become the next gathering place for local political junkies?)

(Update: A concerned reader has pointed out that the KC Buzz Blog is still available for free, though in a different format that requires registration. I still think it's dead, but I've been wrong before.)



Anonymous Keith Sader said...

Dude, I'm charging you $15 for every comment I leave :-)

2/19/2007 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to make money on the intarweb, by Keith Chrostowski.

Who's the target market to buy this stuff?

2/19/2007 8:31 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Sincerely, I have no idea who will pay $395 for the crap the Star puts out. Maybe Glorioso and a couple other twisted political consultants, but I cannot imagine they'll have more than 10 subscribers.

Keith - well worth it at twice the cost. I'll forward you the first $15 I get!

2/19/2007 9:22 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Awww gee I blush.

Thanks, Dan

2/20/2007 12:36 PM  
Blogger les said...

You blew it, man. I had the checkbook out, 'til I read you're giving it to me. Remember milk and cows, buddy...

2/20/2007 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Drew Murphy said...

They have to pay for Dave Helling's charm school lessons somehow...

2/20/2007 7:57 PM  

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