Anyway, they prolly want me to huckster soap or blow-molded plastic novelties or something; whatever, I don't see it workin' here even a little bit.
So here's what I wrote back:
Emma, you seem polite and friendly but cui bono? --What's in it for you?
I don't do adverts on my blogs, period. I work in old-fashioned media. My employers do adverts. My blog is a hobby -- and cannot have even the mere appearance of competing with them. So that pretty much leaves me out of "exciting new opportunities."
I refuse to do covert ads or direct readers to anything other than those items that have actually caught my attention; I think it would be dishonest and unfair to do so. Isn't there already enough faked-up crap in this world?
As for my insights and opinions, I believe elections show pretty conclusively that they are not widely shared. The Internet does allow me to find other people with compatible notions but we're not much of a purchasing bloc. This makes my blog an ineffective tool for anything but a simple outlet for me.
Please bear in mind that while you are free to personally enjoy my blog content, the original content, both written and visual, is protected by U. S. copyright law and international treaties. Notice to that effect is to be found in the right-hand sidebar.
Best of luck in your endeavors, whatever they may be; I found your website http://www.amplifiedmedia.org/ (tsk, always include a link, otherwise you look sneaky) but there's very little content at it. I would recommend putting some of your energy and enthusiasm to work filling in the outlines there: if you want to attract bees, grow flowers.
I'm probably too mean. But here's the deal: I do this for me. I'm not doin' it for the money or the fame or whatever; it's an outlet. If I didn't do this, I'd be even more annoying to the people around me, sharing the noise level inside my head.