Someone mentioned “voip blog” on irc and we were joking about what that meant, like maybe cold calling people to blog at them. I made some crack about getting all sorts of stereotypical blogger types (geeks, subculture victims, etc.) and telling them they’re doing VOIP blogging but actually having them do coldcall telemarketing. What to sell? Well, blogging itself! I thought we could have them sell “blogging kits” that included all kinds of useless crap and promised big profits from a home-based business. Ho ho ho. I even wrote celeb testimonial copy:
Hi. I’m Cory Doctorow. Many of you know me from my blog posts such as “Disney Dolls Again” and “Creative Commons Dog Toys”. Many of you have asked me: how can I be a Top Blogger? Well, the people at Blog Professionals Kit in a Box have a great answer.
Of course I’m way the hell behind:
You can get your very own copy of Blog In A Box right now for a Very Low Special Introductory Price of just
$37 $27. This is an amazing value we are offering you. Get your hands on a BRAND NEW product that we believe will exceed our expectations with flying colors due to the increased attention blogs are getting for just a fraction of the regular price of $67. Remember that with just One Sale, Blog In A Box pays for itself! But you don’t have to stop there. Make it really work for you by selling it over and over turning it into a profit pulling machine!
Boy howdy! This is going to be even better than selling GRIT: America’s Favorite Newspaper was back in fifth grade!