It All Ads Up

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Well, I did it—the ads are up. My suspician is most people won’t even notice. News aggregator users will never see them. Most visitors won’t scroll down far enough to ever see them. And, they blend in well enough that even if you look right at them, you might not notice them. On the off chance someone does notice the ads, they probably won’t click because it will probably be for goat whey. Am I a marketing genius, or what?

It’s more an experiment than anything else—something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time now. MT 3.0 wasn’t the reason, it was just the catalyst. This site costs me almost nothing to run. I spend less than $10 a year to renew the domain name, and I host it on whatever extra space I have on my web host du jour. The possibility that I might want to buy an MT license seemed like a good excuse to give this thing a try.

So, we’ll see what happens. I’m really interested to see if a small blog like this can make anything from advertising. I also want to see if it affects my writing—will I write more and better stuff if there is a possible financial incentive? Knowing me, I’m far more likely to write about strange things, just to see what ads come up.

Like, for example, African Plated Lizards.