Being an entrepreneur (I've started 8 businesses, and sold 2) I'm willing to go the "extra mile" if it means getting some attention for one of my projects. Especially funadvice, as I really believe we have a huge opportunity to make the world a better place.
However, I'm not sure with a request I made for some "coverage" if I should go forward or not. It's not rated R, however, it's a bit, shall we say, crude...how would you personally draw the line on publicity for something you cared deeply about? Is there a line you wouldn't cross? For me, I think, I wouldn't expose myself or my family...other than that, I'm not sure, but now I'm in a position I realize I need to think about it & be consistent. Would love to read your views.
OK Dude. The fact that you are asking means either you are uncomfortable or you think your FunAdvice members will be uncomfortable. Fun Advice members don’t seem shy to answer questions. So let us help.
Idea – Select a group of members as a reader response group. Advertising agencies do it all the time for clients. Lay out your idea for real to your reader response group and let them tell you. Fun Advice members care about this site and they will help you, but it is a little hard when we don’t know exactly what you are proposing.
Good luck on behalf of all of us who like stating our opinions.
Sophie's Choice, uh? Well, on the one hand you want to attract all kinds of people who might benefit from the site, so publicity in the Sunday School Quarterly only, won''t reach everybody. Then again, publicity that makes the site seem beyond the pale defeats the broader purpose, too. Beat me, pal. You got to go with your gut, I guess. From what I've read, I think you have pretty decent instincts. Good luck.
I think ichianarky hit the nail on the head. I'd draw the line at whatever makes me uncomfortable, and then not cross that line. Eventually, someone will come along who doesn't make you second guess yourself.
I would stick to my own moral codes, and try not to second-guess myself when it comes to others - you can't please everyone.