BLOG NOTICE

I have become an Amazon Associate and anything you people order from them via the widgets in the sidebar and from my STORE will earn me commission. At the moment this is just an experiment in preparation for the possible commercialisation of the site more fully should I find myself without any other income in a few months.

I promise to keep this latest venture as low key and unobtrusive as possible by not cluttering up the blog with loads of Amazon widgets and advertising. I also promise to continue to cater for a wide range of musical tastes in my postings and not give a damn whether or not they might lead to sales.

Your comments would be appreciated
(unless you are a dickhead).

Comments

BLOG NOTICE — 52 Comments

  1. “Your comments would be appreciated
    (unless you are a dickhead).”

    LOL!

    Anyone you have in mind?

    FWIW I think it is a completely fine idea and I hope you make some money on it. I also still think some OCICBW Tee’s might sell. **I** would buy one.

    FWIW
    jimB

  2. Excellent! The widget is not intrusive at all. I believe the original idea to team up with Amazon came from Dennis. Now if you hadn’t got me caught up in eMusic….

  3. Totally understandable. I like your thoughts here and I understand too well about a no or little money coming in to keep the bills paid.

    I pray you are able to find something jobs-wise very soon! You are in my prayers.

  4. I like the T shirt idea. If I buy something from Amazon that is not on your recommended list, is there a way for you to get credit for it. We love our Mad Priest and want to make him rich.

  5. First order placed. Well done for getting this off the ground! Can we have a paypal button next for voluntary subsctiptions to OCICBW?

  6. Not sure if my comment will be appreciated since all the ones I left yesterday seem to have disappeared.

    Here goes. Why not make the Chin Wag subscription only. Ask people to pay, say, $10 per month or better still $50 per quarter and if you can bump the number of friends up to, say, 200 who pay then you’ve got $40,000 USD per year as a stipend from the internet.

    Just make the Chin Wag the more premium area with the open blog still running as a lead in.

    And why not? Think of the service you are offering already. You are already available to be contacted personally 24/7 by e-mail and you regularly give your thoughts and opinions for free. You work hard on the blog so why shouldn’t your efforts be rewarded.

    I know you will say you do it for otehr reasons and not for the money and that would still be true but it would keep the wolf from the door.

    Just my thoughts and I hope I’m not a dickhead, but I am starting to worry.

  7. I promise that I haven’t rejected anything from you recently. It sometimes takes a while for comments to come through from Australia as they have to travel uphill all the way.

  8. It sometimes takes a while for comments to come through from Australia as they have to travel uphill all the way

    Do you mean geographically or morally?

  9. PS if you wanted to make Chin Wag subscription only, count me in – I think Boaz’s suggestions above are mighty fine.

  10. Geographically and culturally.
    Do Australians have morals?

    ::rimshot:: 😀

    (BTW, as cute and fun as Cathy is, I’m kinda hoping the answer indicates morals that are, errr…creative and flexible. But that’s just wishful thinking on my part 😉

  11. So I can buy books, too? And my English tea? I’ll be ordering a new supply of tea very soon. I have only one tin left. And if I buy dirty books, will you know about it, Jonathan? May I make my confession afterward through Amazon’s widget?

  12. “It sometimes takes a while for comments to come through from Australia as they have to travel uphill all the way.”

    Oh, I literally laughed out loud!

    And I loved your question, Cathy!

    I think the Amazon idea is terrific, MadPriest. I’ll use it. Definitely.

    I think the subscription idea is worthwhile, too, and would recommend that you at least make it optional and voluntary if you don’t want to risk excluding anyone who can’t manage the fee.

    Now isn’t this a hoot: my word verification is “excomati”. The latest style in excommunication? 🙂

  13. Yeah, we got morals – when we left Britain back in the day, we took British morals with us – we’re not giving them back, either

  14. And if I buy dirty books, will you know about it, Jonathan?

    I’ve switched parental control on because I thought I might have trouble with you, you Southern hussy!

  15. “Or a secret society of ex-communicated presidents who guard the Holy Quail.”

    Truly brilliant, MadPriest.

    Yes, indeed. Brilliant.

  16. David – why thank you!! As for the “creative and flexible” bit, I’ll leave you to judge that for yourself…

    Ellie – thank you too!

    Grandmere Mimi – the thought that MP might be able to see what we were buying troubled me, too, and I notice he hasn’t really answered the question. Hmmm…

  17. “Christlike reserve”

    Hmmm. Isn’t that something of an oxymoron? Our Lord wasn’t particularly known for reserve, as I recall.

    Maybe what you are striving for is “enlightened self-interest”! 🙂

  18. Now that I’m up from rolling on the floor laughing, I’ll only say that I would not for the world destroy your illusions, Jonathan. I’m not that kind of person. 🙂

  19. Mimi, I had noticed that very thing, and many times.

    I’ll tell ya now, I ain’t buying anything through that Amazon widget if MP is going to use the knowledge against me later.

    Never admit to anything, is my philosophy.

  20. Our Lord wasn’t particularly known for reserve, as I recall.

    You recall? And you don’t look a day over 1000!

    Anyway, he’s reserved in my church every Sunday morning.

    Boom! Boom!

  21. Look. I promise you all now. No information that I may acquire concerning the purchasing habits of my readers will ever be used for blackmailing or extortion purposes. I will only ever uses the juicy bits to give everyone else a good laugh.

    Now, I can’t say fairer than that, can I?

  22. No information that I may acquire concerning the purchasing habits of my readers will ever be used for blackmailing or extortion purposes

    Nope. Not convinced.

    Mimi, are we ganging up on him? I will if you will.

  23. “After all, you, me and Ellie, we’re nice wimmin, ain’t we.”

    You know, Cathy, I’m inclined to think that assertion could well be a bit radioactive. I, for one, am not about to touch it! 🙂

  24. Well, the wimmin bit is certainly right. And if the three of you are happy to put the word “comparatively” in front of “nice”…

  25. I will sure use your widget to buy amazon stuff. I only buy academic books, mostly about Old Testament from Amazon so I fear no backmail or exposure in the future. I do not confess my sins to priests and during lent my priest was begging us to come confess our sin. I will also be willing to part with a few dollars for Chin Wag.
    I hope you felt God’s loving presence on Easter Sunday

  26. I only buy academic books, mostly about Old Testament from Amazon so I fear no backmail or exposure in the future

    me too, I only think holy and pure thoughts myself Rudo.

  27. So far, yes, Erika. Everything that has gone through my site has earned/will earn commission. I expect there will be exceptions (there always are) and if I come across any I’ll let people know. I suppose I could read the small print and find out now. But I’m a man so that’s not going to happen.

  28. I only think holy and pure thoughts about myself.

    Ha! You ought to write novels. You must have a fantastic imagination.

  29. Jonathan, I just ordered my supply of tea through your Amazon widget, and the order went through without a hitch. I charged the order to you, but you’ll still get the commission.

  30. Well, I bought a gift voucher and I hope you get the commission from that.

    The problem with the book idea is that I would be the only goodie – because I have unholy thoughts about most people.

  31. Yes. That has been recorded. Thanks, Erika. I’ll let you all know if I actually get the money eventually. I’m always suspicious of these sort of things to begin with.