My blog has earned me money … well, 6p!

Print-out of a blog post, with a 5p and 1p sellotaped to the bottom of it.

Imagine my surprise when I returned from Selkirk yesterday evening to discover amongst the post an unsigned print-out of one of my blog articles with a 5p and a 1p sellotaped to the bottom of it.

The print-out was from my recent post about guitar treble boosters and had the words “an old English sixpence as a pick” highlighted in green, with a little asterisk directing me to a footnote which read:

* Couldn’t find a 6p, will this do?

and beneath that, six new pence. So thank you whoever it was that sent me that.

Now, have I ever told you about my love for the metal guitarists who use large bricks of solid gold as picks? 😉

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

4 thoughts on “My blog has earned me money … well, 6p!”

  1. No! I will not do! The round sided coins are of no use to the guitarist at all. Whereas the many sided sixpence has much appeal for a rhythm.

    I have a solid silver plectrum. Looks great: Sounds rubbish.

  2. The 5p is okay, I’ve used one of those before when I’ve had to. Singaporean 10 cents coins are great too. They are like old sixpences in size and weight. I’ve still got loads from my trip to Singapore in 1992.

  3. Well, I might have slipped through from a parallel universe, but six-pence-pieces have always been round where I come from 🙂 The Thrupenny-bit was 12-sided but a little thick for a plectrum… When I was playing bass I use to like cutting up old credit/bank-cards and using the corner sections…

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