Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Craigslist Ad of the Year

Couldn't resist resurrecting my "Craiglist ad of the Week" for this one:
Art or Architecture Blog - Story Placement

Very simply, I need to get articles about a friend posted in blogs about art or architecture.
I don't care how many hits the article gets; it could be posted to the past history pages and that would be fine.

The person is a talented artist and architect - somewhat distinguished in both areas - with

I'm offering a bounty of between $10 and $50 for such postings, and only need a maximum of 5 postings or so. I pay more for the prominence of the blog/site, etc -- and pay the most for prominent architecture blogs. -- or even regular press.

I have some story ideas and initial work on wording for stories to place, and they may be modified by posters/ writers/ publications with no problem.

your help would be greatly appreciated.
Minutes before reading the above I'd gotten off a conference call for an upcoming panel discussion on design publications (I'm the blogger on the panel), and combined with the plethora of e-mails I get from people requesting I post their story/project/idea/etc (it would be an hourly dose of architecture if I didn't practice some quality control!), this ad seems quite apt. What is the status of architecture and other blogs today? Are they no longer outposts for the author's interests? Have they become outlets for whoever and whatever comes along? Are they read so much more than traditional publications that being featured on a blog--and therefore found by Google--is more important than being in print? Or is this a one-of-a-kind gimmick for the poster's "friend" to get some exposure?

(Thanks to Anthony for the heads up!)


  1. hilarious - and slightly deptressing - keep up the quality control please! (and thanks!)

  2. As publications shift around and there's a glut of information, especially on the internet, we firmly believe that editorial control is necessary. Quality is more important than quantity. Substantive content helps spark the exchange of ideas.

    This is exactly what we'll be discussing at your panel discussion at the Center for Architecture on 4/26, http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=1731.

  3. I doubt the ad-placer will have any trouble finding 5 blogs to take him or her up on the offer. I would hope, though, that it would not be from any of the prominent blogs - they all seem to have much better editorial standards than that.

    Still, the FTC has started to crack down on bloggers (though not necessarily architectural bloggers) for a reason, so someone is taking money for placement.


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