Their offer, of which legally I'm bound not to disclose any details, offers me more money than I currently get from Google Ads. This fact notwithstanding, I won't sign it. I felt reluctant to do so the first time I glanced at it, but couldn't exactly put my finger on the reason why. Ann Althouse, however, just did:
'With BlogAds, you're an independent entrepreneur, with Pajamas, you're more like an employee.'
That's it exactly. The Pajamas deal just feels too fixed, too solid, too secure, too safe, too cramped - too claustrophobic.
Though I am not able to sign up at Blogads - since they didn't accept European blogs when they started, and have now switched to a 'sponsor system' - I'd rather take my chances for the time being.
I wouldn't have taken the risk of quitting a top-notch job at one of the best publications in the Netherlands to start my own company if I were the kind of guy who likes to feel like an employee.
Nevertheless, I'd like to wish both Roger and Charles the best of luck with Pajamas Media. It's good to have as many business models as possible out there.