Selling out refers to the compromising of one's integrity, morality and principles in exchange for money, 'success' or other personal gain. It is commonly associated with attempts to increase mass appeal or acceptability to mainstream society. A person who does this, as opposed to following the original path s/he laid (or claimed to lay) out for him/herself, is labeled a sellout and regarded with disgust and immediate loss of respect. Selling out is seen as gaining success at the cost of credibility.
Yep, I'd say that's about right.
After years of resistance and ridicule, and against my better judgement, the seanmccallum.com blog has reluctantly acquiesced by joining Facebook.
As some of you may or may not have noticed, the blog had one of those nifty little counters installed last week (in the first week we had a little over 1,000 hits), and in an attempt to increase traffic, I have decided to branch out to the Facebook community (I feel dirty and impure just writing that). My brother has been saying for the better part of a year that opening a Facebook account would increase traffic 10-fold, so we're going to go ahead and put that theory to the test.
For the loyal dotcomrades who have been reading since the beginning, please welcome the fledgling Facebook All-Stars with open arms, and with the knowledge that the seanmccallum.com blog will not be selling out again anytime soon, unless of course the offer is just way too good to refuse.