Sponsored Post Free!

The following lyrics are to the tune of Consequence Free by Great Big Sea. (Lyrics)

Wouldn’t it be great? If content never was distended.
Wouldn’t it be great to say what’s really on my mind!
I’ve always said that blog posts should be as intended,
And if I just said nothing, would that be such a crime?

I wanna be sponsored-post free.
I wanna be where all things said do matter.
I wanna be sponsored-post free.
Just write Na Na Na Na Na Ne Na Na Na

I could really use, to lose my vendor conscience.
Cuz I’m getting sick of feeling guilty all the time.
Clients abuse it, they squash my good intentions.
They say a bit of gossiping, but not the hurting kind.

I wanna be sponsored-post free.
I wanna be where all things said do matter.
I wanna be sponsored-post free.
Just write Na Na Na Na Na Ne Na Na Na

I couldn’t sleep at all last night
Cause I had so much on my mind
I’d like to leave it all behind
But you know it’s not that easy
Oh, for just one night … ’cause …

It wouldn’t be great, if the pay-checks ever ended
If you drop a post won’t be long ’til it’s last check
One always needs to worry ’bout approval and commission,
You can’t run off the track and never worry ’bout the rent.

I wanna be sponsored-post free.
I wanna be where all things said do matter.
I wanna be sponsored-post free.
Just write Na Na Na Na Na Ne Na Na Na

Oh wait! Unlike many other blogs, SI already IS sponsored post free (as it has always been)! As per the FAQ, SI has never accepted sponsored posts, sponsored links, or similar advertising — even though the vast majority of blogs do these days. It’s never taken a cheque to publish someone’s copy with it’s logo, even though it knows for a fact that at least one major blog / new “analyst” firm in the space does on a regular basis.* And it never will. The only “advertising” SI accepts is sponsorships, which come with rigidly defined benefits, and only so long as the sponsor honours the rules. (the doctor won’t work with any company that won’t respect SI’s code of conduct and ethics, diligently outlined on the FAQ, nor will the doctor work with any company that won’t respect that the doctor has the final say on any copy that carries the SI brand.)

* Not the one it works with regularly, so this should help the interested reader narrow down which one it is …

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