Blogads in Washington Post and New York Times (and Wired News)
Monday, April 19th, 2004
NYT: Many Started Web Logs for Fun, but Bloggers Need Money, Too. Thank you to reporter Julie Flaherty for using the word “Blogads.” Programming genius Dan Bricklin, who also attended the Bloggercon session Flaherty covered, has “pictures of the event being covered by a reporter being photographed by others blogging it.” (And here are even more photos.)
WP: Some Candidates Turn To Blogs to Place Ads: Sites are Low-Cost, Reach Thousands. Brian Faler finds another candidate who has matched Chandler’s 20-fold ROI. And he courageously notes, “Moreover, while the price of the ads has increased with the candidates’ demand, ads on blogs still cost only a small fraction of what it would cost to advertise on more prominent Web sites, such as WashingtonPost.com or NYTimes.com.”
Sadly, neither article gives our full URL.
P.S. Writing this morning from Australia after receiving his monthly Blogads payout, Tim Blair says “Man, this is sweet. I owe you a drink.”
Update: Wired News also mentions blogads in its coverage of Bloggercon.