We need to do a little more to get peoples' attention. Competition on the Web is getting more fierce. There are far more sites now competing for affiliate traffic. So once a month in the middle of the month I'm going to post a wee reminder:
If you're buying anything, that is. It keeps us alive, and it doesn't cost you anything extra. I'm not saying you should go spend your hard-earned money. But if you're going to be buying something anyway....
(The tabloid headline was just to pique your interest. And to keep me interested. Photographer Steve Szabo's all-time favorite tabloid headline was "MAN DECAPITATES SELF WITH CHAINSAW—AND LIVES!!!" Which, you have to admit, has everything. Even just making them up I'm not sure I can out-do that one. But give me time. I tend to get better with practice. Stay tuned for my next attempt, mid-month next month...if I remember, of coures, which is a pretty big if.)
P.S. You might have noticed we have a new lead advertiser, Sony, sponsored by B&H Photo—that ad works as a portal to B&H Photo benefiting TOP, as well.
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Adam Lozo (partial comment): "You may want to remind readers that they need to click your link, put it in the shopping cart and purchase all in the same session or you won't get credit."
Ann: "Done...just linked to Amazon to buy a book. Will try to do this in future rather than via the tempting emails they send me with the latest releases. I don't comment very much but read and enjoy TOP most days so hope it helps."Mike replies: Thanks Ann. And it does!
Rogerio : "Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct has a chapter about another great tabloid headline: 'Baby Born Talking—Describes Heaven.'"
Mike replies: Let me guess—it was wet, warm, and dark, and you get your meals through a tube?
Jim Hughes: "A legendary headline from the New York Post's illustrious past: 'HEADLESS MAN IN TOPLESS BAR!' Best to all."
Mike replies: I saw an article a while back about strippers, which said that the good ones have a knack for making individual men in the audience think they (the stripper) really actually are attracted to them (the audience member) individually and specifically. I suspect such a delusion on the part of the male could fairly be characterized as "losing one's head." :-)