Wednesday, December 09, 2009

An Important Announcement

Things are going to change around here. I've been writing on this blog for fifteen years and never made a penny out of it. I'm following Rupert Murdoch's example and installing a paywall.

From Saturday all you will see when you hit this blog is the following image.

The image will open its mouth and you will have 15 seconds to click on the PayPal icon on the tip of its tongue. You will then be able to securely electronically send me, the author of this blog, one United Kingdom pound for access to the delights therein. I will be making it worth your while by recording an exclusive daily podcast of me reading excerpts from the Old Testament in a very high, silly voice which you can download and play on the portable device of your choice.

Of course if you do not click in time, you will be denied access, the image will shut its mouth and slowly dissolve into the electronic ether. I will be able to tell from my stats just who has decided to not pay me a living wage. And I do not forget.


  1. You should allow people to pay with Rupees.

    Worth every penny.

  2. Thank you for allowing me to comment on this thread.
    I will send you the invoice.

  3. Ah well Geoff - it's been nice.

  4. I particularly wanted to give one who has not yet commented on this a Christmas present of the reading you describe, but the gentleman gives no change for euros. Please advise.

  5. Blogs have been around for fifteen years?

  6. So that's what Blogger's 'monetise' means. I'd been wondering.

  7. Rog - Rupee sounds like a pet name for the old git. Maybe he'll roll over and we can tickle his tummy.

    Vicus - The cheque's in the post.

    Kaz - There are special rates for idlers. Double.

    Christopher - Hopefully the podcasts will be available on itunes in the not too distant future.

    LDahl - Welcome. 15 years? It certainly feels like it.

    Malc - You did hear the Digger now owns Google?

  8. I might be able to spare a Loonie.

  9. Toodle-loo :)

    Rupe does have a point about all the talking heads on the telly and radio stealing all of their "news" off the papers...
    who nick it off the interwebs.

  10. What if the portable device of my choice is, in fact, a keyring?

  11. MJ - Got to keep the loonies on the path.

    Donn - But people will pay for real news, you know all that stuff from foreign correspondents they have in The Sun.

    Boz - One day you'll be able to download podcasts onto keyrings, fob watches, etc.