Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I will never have ads on my blog and other lies

I've been blogging since 2008, beginning with THE APRON STAGE , then FIVE CROWS, which I had to change, because Chinese pornographers filled up my comments, and then came THE CHATTERING CROW.  All that time, I said I'd never have ads, because I wasn't in it for the money, and yammer yammer yammer.

Then it came to me that if I can't work 20 hours a week as a receptionist, maybe I could advertise the blog and make enough money to go to Uruguay in two years when Harrison gets off his mission.  (I invited myself, when Charles and Erica announced that they wanted to meet him).  It means that I have to blog more consistently, despite mental health breakdowns.

What does it mean for you the reader?  Nothing.  Ads will appear at the right and you can ignore them completely.  Who cares which 5 foods you can't eat for a smaller stomach, especially if one of them is a banana.  I need half a banana on my cereal each morning.  I'm not cutting out bananas.

However, if you see an ad that interests you (for me that would be anything to do with interior design), you can click on it, and I'll make even more money.

In other words, you can make me rich!

Or you could send me a suitcase filled with cash.  Whichever is easier for you.

This is the last word on this subject.  Being a salesperson is really low on my aptitude scale, right down there with accountant and statistician.


  1. The only ad I see is for a product I bought online two days ago--a hand-held sound effects machine that will help an 8-year-old boy drive his family crazy. Regrettably, that's horse-out-of-the-barn advertising. If they has]\d anticipated my interest instead of duplicating it, I might have been your first contributor.

  2. My ad was for a nacho cheese-flavored taco shell. What does this say about me?

  3. "Free printable Sunday paper coupons! Snag the best deals here!" The Interwebs think I'm cheap. :(

  4. I get High Yield Real Estate and 1 Rule of a flat stomach. I guess we know who has been sitting in a chair studying for the CPA exam.

    Bon voyage!

  5. Mine is an ad for a safari in Africa. While I ignore the whoLe big brother creepiness of the Internet, the ads offered suggest I shouldnt. Good luck with your Ururguay or Bust venture.

  6. Of course I was curious what my ad was going to be. I have no idea what it is! Something about downloading faster or something. Looks more like a virus for my computer. I guess I'll just have to send you a suitcase of money.

  7. Do you receive money for visits to your blog, or only if someone clicks on the sidebar ads? I had to come back to this post to see if I would get a different ad besides welding. I did: "5 Foods to Eat to Get Rid of Testosterone". This might turn into a fun game of what-comes-up-next.

    1. I think you get some money for visits but more money if people click on them. I notice my ads change continually. I don't know if ads are personalized to the person reading the blog, or if they're random.
      I'm guessing they're random. Why would there be a welding ad at all?

  8. I got "SIP Trunking for Dummies." I had no idea what SIP trunking is, so I had to look it up. After looking at the definition . . . I still don't know what it is.

  9. I still miss The Apron Stage. It's been awhile since I visited your blog, but I just read Nora Ephron's I Remember Nothing (a title I keep forgetting, appropriately) and it reminded me of you and so here I am. Now off I go to click a link and make you .05 richer!

  10. I got how to get rid of dark spots! Would have been happier with the welding ad. Good idea for making a little extra money. Anything that keeps you blogging regularly is good for me! I love reading a blog written by someone near my age, and yours makes me laugh and think.