Tony Pierce is both a madman and a genius. He is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. Should he really apply himself, I suspect he could found his own religious cult. He is also the best mentor a new blogger could have had. A year and a half ago, he encouraged me to write.
I fretted, "I don't have mainstream tastes. What if the readers don't like what I like?" Tony insisted, "It's your job to tell them what they're supposed to like."
Apparently the PR people also believe that is our divine purpose. So along with the satisfaction of an audience for our rants, bloggers sometimes get little perks. PR companies are happy to send along product samples and press releases.
So here it is - my dirty little secret, the magic and the wonder that is blogging. Today it actually happened.
I got beer in the mail.
A six-pack of beer. From DHL. Life is good.