Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Boom in Bubble Blogs, or Ad Revenue?

A guy named Andrew Kleske, who writes for the North County Times, a distant competitor of the San Diego Union Tribune, writes today about all the bubble bloggers. He makes one intersting snipe at the blogs he lists, none of which is The Boy in the Big Housing Bubble.

He says:
"... each includes plenty of ads offering to help you sell that nest egg-killer of a home of yours."
Don't know if anyone's noticed that there are no ads on this site. Maybe that's why Andrew didn't list this one. There's an old joke in journalism circles: Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. I do not allow advertisements on this site for a very good reason — it can present a conflict of interest. If I have ads here, I'd prefer to have a say in what is and isn't allowed to be pitched on my site. And so, in the absense of that control, there are no ads. This site is maintained by me for no payment whatsoever. And some may say that's exactly what it's worth.

— The Boy in the Big Housing Bubble