This is just a short message to all advertisers, marketers, PR people, store owners and sales plebs who keep contacting me at the Blog's email address.
The rest of you can just sit for a moment and hum The Girl from Ipanema to yourselves. I'm talking to the suited and booted types.
Dear aforementioned sellers,
Please do not contact me asking if I can link to your sports magazine/fitness centre/social networking site/exercise product. Please do not contact me asking if I can place advertisements for your business or product on the Blog page. I have a strict policy of not willingly placing advertising on the site (whatever Blogger sticks on here is out of my control) because I hate seeing it myself and wouldn't inflict it on others who come here. I am sure they get enough of it on the other sites they visit. Banner ads, pop-ups, fake links, flashing little graphics, I will not have a bar of it. Furthermore I see no need to advertise your product if it has little or nothing to do with gymnastics at all, let alone the Australian national gymsport program.
And please do not think I will accept your offer of payment. I have reason to believe Blogger, who allow me to host this site, do not allow blogs to run for cash profit in the first place. Using Blogger is free, anyway, so I don't really require something to help with upkeep. Regardless, I wouldn't accept cash payment if it meant my readers had to put up with annoying advertisements or unecessary links. My "Useful Links" section is there for a reason, and the links there are not only useful but relevant, and don't require any financial transaction from the casual reader.
Really, just save your precious typing time and PLEASE DON'T ASK ME.