Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM

Why I've never run ads on Scripting News

People often ask why I don't run ads on Scripting News.

Basically, I don't want to compete for the attention of my readers.

A story to illustrate. Imagine you're a car salesman. You have a customer doing a test drive. In the car, the engine is running. This is the moment you prepared for! You're about to close the deal and be a sales hero for your team!

But first, you turn on the radio and play a Starbucks ad. It offers a special price on a latte if they drive to the store. Great, you just sold them a $3 drink, but I was going to sell them a $35K car.

I see running ads on my blog as picking up loose change that's fallen out of peoples' pockets. I want to hit a home run. I'm swinging for the fences. Not picking up litter.

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By Dave Winer, Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:51 AM. When in doubt, blog.