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Hint: I don’t do this for the money …

I don’t know why getting an e-mail like this one would disturb me so much:

Hi Stewart,

Just a quick reminder message – I’m currently working with [REDACTED], a top electronics and engineering tech company, and we’re still interested in collaborating with you!

We can provide bespoke content by [REDACTED]‘s own tech copywriters to give you something relevant for your readers, based on a topic that you’d like us to write about. We can also offer a $25 voucher to purchase any product of that value or less from the [REDACTED] website (http://www.[REDACTED].com/) which you could then use and review.

If you’re interested, I can send over some rough content ideas for you to have a look at, and you can let us know what grabs you.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
[REDACTED]

It’s not spam; I’ve had this offer before via another channel. I can’t see why anyone would want someone else’s text under their own byline. Running this blog costs me a trivial amount of money, but I’m okay with that. Monetizing, SEO, sticky eyeballs (I’m showing my age …): feh. All I ever wanted to do with this blog is write my own drivel without someone else’s noise polluting the page.

the drug of the nation, now at your station

I’m annoyed to see that United Mobile Broadcasting Corp has installed TVs in the GO trains. It will be all ads. As if we don’t have abbotances on the train. I wonder how much of a discount we’ll get on our passes now that GO has all this new revenue?

I’m particularly sensitive to moving images. I have to be prepared to see them (like in a cinema) else I get disoriented. Maybe I’ll barf on the train.