Sometimes good manners pay off
Lots of businesses try to get free advertising by posting their advertisements in the Comments facility of blogs. Most bloggers delete such pseudo comments as soon as they see them. So it is not a good strategy for the businesses concerned. It is basically an attempt to steal publicity.
So I was amazed to receive the following email. It was the first time in my 12 years of blogging I had seen an attempt to get publicity through a polite request. I am sufficiently impressed by such rare decency that I am doing as he asked
"I operate a small website that sells conservative/libertarian posters and t-shirts. I work a 9-5, but run the site on evenings and weekends. I am struggling with generating traffic and sales. Would you be willing to link to my shop anywhere on your blog?"
The shop is Right Posters and it does have a very comprehensive range of posters available. Go there and reward the man for his principled approach. "Ask and it shall be given you" (Matt. 7:7).
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).