~Monday, January 29, 2007

Confessions of Selling Out

"I spend a lot on all the clothes that I got
Cuz all the geeks that I meet, they all look cooler than me...
Tell me I sold out, Tell me I sold out go ahead"
-- The Marvelous 3, "Freak of the Week"

I came home Friday afternoon and found a note taped to my door. It's time to renew my lease on my loft. I knew the rent was going to increase exponentially, which was why I was so grateful when I got my raise at work because all it meant was that I wouldn't have to move.

I grabbed the paper and opened it. I was expecting an increase somewhere between $80 and $100 a month. So wouldn't you believe I almost fell over when I saw that they increased my rent by $115 a month. My threshold was $100 and that extra $15 just hurt.

So I went down to the leasing office armed with floorplans and pricing from the competitive lofts down the street and threatened to move there unless they lowered my rent. They agreed to knock my rent increase from $115 to $100 a month, and then took another $100 off one month's rent for renewing early.

Still feeling broke, I took a second job to help afford me my yuppie lifestyle. This blog sold out and went corporate. That's right, I sold my soul and became a corporate wordwhore.

Nothing will change except for a completely random post about once a week that has nothing to do with me. And understand that I would not have taken this route had the evil complex not raised my rent by $100 freaking dollars a month.

I love my yuppie poseur way of life.


pinkjellybaby said...

you can rent out your blog?!!?

Sarah said...

In a way. I'll being writing a blog post on a designated topic for money.

CoatMan said...

Goondness. Your 'blog must be extremely successful. Well done!

M said...

blogging for money is soo a job come true!!! I can't believe that noone has approached me yet - though I do understand that Tom Cruise post was a bit distasteful.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You gotta search out thye folks who’ll pay you to advertise on your blog. However, I realize that may be below a yuppie poseur.

Sarah said...

Coatman- Not extremely successful, but I do alright ;)

M- I know!! No one approached me either; I had to go through an application process where they only accept 20% of the people who apply. Well see how this thing works out!

Sometimes Saintly Nick- Yup! You guessed it. Ads don't fit on my template well, so I choose not to have them. Besides, I tried them on another blog but I didn't like the process.

Amber said...

I don't blame ya at all! If I thought I'd get a check for more than 3 cents, I'd do it, too :).

And at least this is a fairly easy job - at least you're not a cocktail waitress somewhere, having your butt pinched by old men with more money than sense!

Ya do what you have to do to survive. I think all your readers understand this - I'll still be reading! :)

adventure boy said...

But all that fashion apparel feels so nice tho so it's worth it.

Maybe something to consider, I have plenty of opinions. But who wants to pay for them?

blue soup said...

I wanna blog for money!!! No fair. Although I suppose that technically I do, given that I hop about on my blog during working hours so I guess my boss pays me for that... but that's not what I mean!!!! How did you find out about it?

Sarah said...

Amber- Thanks. I hope they don't mind!

Adventure Boy- I hear ya. It's not just the clothes. It's the service that comes with it: it's the only place where I'm treated with respect. They'll get me a cup of tea and they'll wait on me. I love everything about it.

Blue Soup- Friday afternoon I started clicking on blog for money internet ads and I actually came across one that seemed legit. I'll let everyone know how this goes!


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