Do you ever get offered celebrity interviews for your sites? When I got the first one I wrote it off as PR spam. But I've been getting these direct offers of interviews with various celebrities promoting there stuff more and more for some of my sites. I feel kind of weird about it. I'm pretty good at generating publicity for my sites but I never really thought of them as being anything special, although I know that they do get noticed by a lot of interesting people. I got this one from the publicist for the Hoff's kids who are trying to become rock stars. Apart from the fact that I think they suck why are they approaching me? I'm pretty sure this one is PR spam, which is why I'm posting it. I think his publicist just bought a list and my PR contact info was scraped from somewhere and sold as an "opt-in" email by Vocus or one of those when I never opted in to anything. I'm not sure I even know where to begin to handle one of these. I have a studio setup but its not really the type of thing that can accept guests for taping or anything, its a tv studio I built in my basement. And I'm sure there's a certain level of services you need to provide, like catering? I don't even know whats expected or the bare minimum you can get away with. You would think if they are approaching a blogger or website they wouldn't expect much. I haven't pursued most of these that come through because I'm thinking they are going to turn around and pitch me some ridiculous fee for the appearance. But lets say they are serious and legit interview offers. Ok, so I can rent a portable backpack camera/sound setup and could arrange to do an interview at some public location, and get one of those portable backdrops made like PopSugar or TMZ etc. So I go tape this interview and put it on the site. Then what. Is there really any benefit? Will these _really_ generate any meaningful traffic or equate to more clicks/more conversions/etc. I am doubtful, unless you are the first with some seriously hot dirt or scoop on something, I guess I'm just not seeing what the real benefit would be in the end after all the expense to follow through on one of these. I mean, for my one site, this actually gave me the idea that it would be more beneficial to do interviews with the non-celebrity wannabes that traffic the site, I think _that_ would connect way more with the demographic and actually get some buzz going. Get them to Skype in, funnel it through VidBlaster, tape a show with them, and drop it out there. Maybe I'm overthinking it, maybe these "celebrities" would be fine with a Skype in interview. I mean, apparently they want to be on my websites right? So can't I just say F you I'm not ordering chicken salad or whatever for you, if you wanna be on my site then you can just Skype in to my show? (This of course ignoring the fact that Skype and VidBlaster don't play nice with each other) I've been tempted to follow through on one of the direct contact offers just to see where it goes, but I don't want to start something that might cost me $20k to setup and follow through on, crap I'd need to clear film permits, releases and all that administrative BS.