Monday, March 28, 2011

Selling Out

A hipster gives up blogging:
For years, the pop culture blog Hipster Runoff has puzzled, intrigued and enraged the "alt" and "mainstream" world in almost equal measure. Gawker honored him in 2009 with the much-coveted "Hipster of the Decade" award.
Never heard of it. But this part is interesting:
The money was pretty decent (usually took a long time to actually reach my pocket due to advertisers delayed payment schedules), but being a one person blog it is probably not a solid long-term career choice. Plus on top of that, ad networks usually take at least 50% off the top.

[...]

If I could have sold out, I would have, but that opportunity never came, and probably wasn't going to for HRO.
Apparently selling out is not selling out and is some other undefined thing. Expect lots of ads and pornography at this site soon. But interesting and edgy ads and pornography. You know, hip. Plus paywall.

14 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

Man, that place is ugly (in every sense) & besides, he's back already.

P.S.: I have some porn I'd like to advertise. Send me your rate card!

Ciao,
M.B.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Wait.

People pay for pornography?

Substance McGravitas said...

In these days of market dominance it establishes status when you pay way too much money for everything.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

he's back.

Substance McGravitas said...

But blogging is such hard work!

vacuumslayer said...

Now I'm wondering what hipster porn would look like. Guess everyone would be wearing those square-frame glasses and tooks...or whatever is hip these days. The fact that's my idea of hipness probably means it's horribly wrong. Hipsters have probably moved on to rainbow suspenders and wearing hooks for hands. (Just on the right side! Left side means you're gay...which is totally cool!)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Expect lots of ads and pornography at this site soon.

Drag and drop genitalia...

ckc (not kc) said...

Drag and drop genitalia...

I wasn't feeling well that day, OK!?

TruculentandUnreliable said...

vs, it would look like American Apparel ads, only slightly racier.

I'm not telling you how I know.

vacuumslayer said...

Soooo...a bunch of 90 lb. vaguely-Asian girls walking around in bizarre outfits? Sounds hot.


BTW, I had to Google American Apparel. I mean, I'd heard of them before, but...well, you know...DORKS!

Substance McGravitas said...

Soooo...a bunch of 90 lb. vaguely-Asian girls walking around in bizarre outfits? Sounds hot.

Hmm, that's not that different from ordinary life here.

Whale Chowder said...

VS, I believe the spelling you're groping* for is "toque."

PS, my WV is "uncere" which is probably Hipster for "sincere."

vacuumslayer said...

Hmmm. Learned 2 interesting things today:

1.) substance is in the hipster porn business

2.) WC is hipper than I am

I'm not quite sure how I feel about all this.

Whale Chowder said...

WC is not hipper than you.

WC just grew up near the Canajan border, eh? and worked at a ski area where the Cheeseheads (long before the Wisconsonites ever called themselves that) came into the bar and ordered a "carafay of rose" and a Labatts, then removed their toques to drink, eh?