Stupid Business People Who Don’t Get Business

So, the thing about blogging is, we get weird questions and shit. Solicitations. You know.

Let me save you the suspense: No, I don’t want to “trade links”. But thanks for asking.

And if you want me to “add your link” because I seem like Little Miss Nice About Those Things, you’re probably in for a surprise. Like — well, let’s call her “Mae.”

And let’s call her shop, um, “SexStuff.”

Here’s the correspondence between “Mae” and I. I’ve copied-and-pasted ‘cos I want to remove identifying stuff.

So, “MAE” wrote:

Hi, there… I would just like to ask if its okay if you’ll add our shop to your blog?? Here’s our link and in return we can right an article for you if you would like us too or add your link to our blogs.. and even give you discounts of up to 40%-50% if you purchase or any visitors from your blog who want’s to buy on product on our shop..

Thanks and I hope I’ll get a good response from you..


Normally, when it’s a form letter that doesn’t have my name, anything about MY blog, or my link, that’s when I hit delete. But since I’m PMSing and Midol can only do so much, I felt compelled to reply.


Um, adding your shop to my blog is called “free advertising”. And letting you “WRITE” for my blog would be more, um, “free advertising”.

So, you get that for free, but I get… OH, HEY, if I spend money with you… for giving you free advertising, you’ll just… oh, let me spend a little less money.

Gee, I’m not sure how I’ll muster the ability to say no, but let me try:

Um, no.

See, I’d rather make money. But, at this point, not from you.

Better luck next time.


Silly people. Further proof that just because you CAN go into business doesn’t mean you SHOULD.

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