Thursday, March 05, 2009

Random Question Thursday

I'm really NOT this silly, originally uploaded by toyfoto.

Is your favorite news outlet Tweeting you?

I'm not really as silly as the photo suggests. *Hush up you who know different.*

But I think the explosion of local media outlets trying to get hip - and potential hype - by signing themselves up on Twitter is pretty silly.

In fact - gulp - I kind of think the whole "Let's-adopt-social-networking-as-a-potential-new-business-model because-it-seems-to-be-all-the-rage ... not-to-mention-getting-a-whole-boatload-of-bucks-right-now" IS downright laughable.

It may sound a lot like the pot calling the kettle black, here, seeing as how my personal blog is getting some linky love from the Home Office ... but really, I don't see how moves like this will save the industry.

I've been blogging for about five years now and I've made a total of $80 (although the people at Google haven't sent me that check yet ... so really I shouldn't count those eggs until they're hatched). My guess is there's no gold at the end of this rainbow.


Anonymous said...

I have heard the google ads do not pay well and to interest the mainstream advertisers one needs about 100,000 hits a day.

Has the Internet helped you draw any clients from your photography site?

Later, Kcoz

toyfoto said...

I have to admit advertising isn't a priority for me; I have a couple of passive ads on the site and it's been a kind of past-time for me to see them grow by the penny,

I don't even monitor the photography site, but I haven't gotten any new jobs ... Photographers like me around here ... are a dime a dozen.