On and off, I am contacted by groups looking for someone to write something for gifts and/or money. I know a lot of them are spam requests -- companies sending things out to everyone without reading their sites -- but I'm usually pretty good at picking through those. You know, because they call me by the wrong name, etc.
But I got sucked in. One company looked like it was something I could actually work with. Interesting topics and things I would like to talk about. I signed up. Got a whole bunch of requests sent to my knitting blog, but nothing for this one. I emailed to ask WTF and was advised that they found the word "crap" in the title of my blog and url to be unsuitable for their clientele.
I feel a little bit like Dr. Johnny Fever in WKRP in Cincinatti when he got fired for saying "booger" on the radio.
I try not to swear on my site. I try not to be a raving jerk. I try to be funny, insightful, intelligent, and thought-provoking. I mean, yes, most of my posts are about poop, but still.
So, I'm not impressed with this company. I'm tempted to link to them and tell people to avoid them, but mostly, I don't want to give them the attention.