Back in 2008 Barry Murphy and myself were more than happy to host border ads on the original Why not? In the decade that followed I came to understand the insidious nature of sponsors and the pressure that marketing budgets can apply. They provide revenue and expect/demand influence in exchange. The recent wave of social media/marketing platform bans on Russian state media campaigns made my heart sing. Even global technocrats can make the right call when the rest of the world leads the way. It is hard to turn down overt or covert ad revenue. It is ‘easy money’, especially for a compulsive writer (guilty). Once you are free of sponsorship and marketing revenue you are free to speak unfiltered. Hence my amusement at a recent persistent secret cryptocurrency marketer, a real 007. Enjoy.

From:    Daniel Craig <>

Sent:      Tuesday, February 22, 2022 12:53 AM

To:         Greg Buckles

Subject: Re: Paid advertise on [Price ?]


I can do $50 for 1 permanent (one-time fee) article publish [article content of your choice of topic] with do-follow link to bitcoin / crypto site. Will supply unique content as well.

Let me know.

Note :1.Article must not be any text like sponsored or advertise or like that.

    1. we can only pay by paypal.


On Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 12:05 AM Greg Buckles <> wrote:

I no longer run ads on the site.


From: Daniel Craig <> 

Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 5:49 PM

To: Greg Buckles <>

Subject: Fwd: Paid advertise on [Price ?]



 I just wanted to follow up Your Website regarding advertising options like guest post, ad content. Could you please let me know how we can proceed along with price.

Note: Article must not be any mark as sponsored or advertise or like that and we can only pay by paypal.



Daniel Craig

I am lucky enough to get regular inquiries on content placement, ghost writing and other more subtle brand amplification mechanisms. I understand why other bloggers/journalists are fine with these kinds of engagements. Just not my style.


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Greg’s blog perspectives are personal opinions and should not be interpreted as a professional judgment or advice. Greg is no longer a journalist and all perspectives are based on best public information. Blog content is neither approved nor reviewed by any providers prior to being published. Do you want to share your own perspective? Greg is looking for practical, professional informative perspectives free of marketing fluff, hidden agendas or personal/product bias. Outside blogs will clearly indicate the author, company and any relevant affiliations. 


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