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D’oh!: Dumped By Dooce

D’oh!: Dumped By Dooce

dooce-tshirt-01_0.gifI tried to run a text ad on Dooce to drive up my visitors to the site, you know, just a little experiment. There is a little PT Barnum in me after all.

Apparently, I am not the first person to have thought of this idea. I have found many text ads for (shudder) Mommy Bloggers and Sex-and-the-City crazed pink martini bloggers on there already. Mostly not interested in what they have to say (what is new), though some of them have cute websites. But whatev, it’s not prohibitively expensive and it’s worth a shot, right?

So I submit my ad, which is as follows:


So, yah, not really overwhelmingly creative, but you know, neither was the poster I made for the party with the PhiDelts Sophomore year in college that said, simply, “TEQUILA AND CONDOMS.” And that totally worked.

Anyhoo, this morning I surfed on over to dooce to see if it showed up, and no dice. So I do some digging, and sure enough I see my request has been “rejected by the publisher.” Hmm. Not sure what this means. Maybe they want more depth to their ad copy? Maybe I need to use the word “mommy,” “chic,” or “kidlet” to be considered? Maybe she’s annoyed? I love dooce! Hope she isn’t pissed. Maybe she thinks I’m a stalker? But I’m just your average, run-of-the-mill would-be identity appropriator–you know, like Tyra Banks is to Oprah. No hard feelings, k? Oh, and by the way, Mini likes older women.

Comments (3)

  1. […] Click: Isn’t that one of those things that I don’t really need to know about? Like the Tequila & Condoms?? A: I told you that the tequila and condoms thing was just a bit, a cheap advertising ploy. Mr. […]

  2. Oct 13, 2008

    i found you on dooce and i love you! granted i’ve only read like 3 blogs but still i already added you to my favorites list! and no im not a crazy stalker…only crazy…kidding…really…

  3. Apr 3, 2009

    I think your ad is hysterical and I’d totally run it on my blog. But you know, it’s more expensive than Dooce’s because I don’t have a book and I have to make ends meet somehow.

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