What do Barak Obama, The Situation, and Justin Bieber all have in common?
I'll explain in a minute. But first, an anecdote, or something like that.
One way Tim makes me want to be a better person is that he is constantly looking for ways to make money. I don't mean that in a "holding-open-his-coat-full-of-stolen-watches" kind of way. I mean it in a good-work-ethic-and-incredibly-rescourceful kind of way.
I'm not even kidding.
People will pay good money if it means they don't have to climb on the ladder in 90 degree weather themselves.
All I can tell you is that I have this nagging feeling that I should write. If I can get some kind of compensation for the time and energy I put into this blog then so be it. I have heard people say, "I don't blog for money." But I think the truth is, that's like a Minor League pitcher saying to the Majors, "I won't play baseball for money."
Obviously, we are bloggers because we are writers. It's what we do, and more than likely, what we love. If I can get paid to do something I a.) love and b.) am going to do anyway - then why not?
So I chose to put ads on the blog through Blogher Publishing Network.
I'm actually really excited about it, and I hope you are too!
Here are 3 blogs I read that are published by Blogher. Their morals are good, the content is awesome, and I just trust these women to make good, ethical decisions with their corners of the blogging world.
Reagan's Blob Hooray
During the application process, I was really relieved because there was a section in the (online) paperwork that let me indicate what I did not want to advertise. I really respect Blogher for giving their writers that sort of freedom.
Here are a few products/topics I did NOT want to advertise, among other things:
politics, cosmetic surgery, alcohol, diet pills/supplements, and lima beans.
Another reason why I went with Blogher is because they value community and want to help women in the blogging world connect with one another, and I really dig that.
If you're interested in getting more involved with a network like Blogher, I'd encourage you to do the research or feel free to contact me with advice/questions/concerns.
I know the revenue probably won't buy us a new house or expensive appliances, but if it can put some gas in the car or add to our savings account then, by golly, I'll take it.
This was probably the most boring post ever. I realize that at the end of the day, probably no one cares what goes on the side bar in terms of ads/no ads. I just really appreciate having readers, and I wanted to take a second to explain the new ads. Thanks for hanging in there.
Maybe next we'll make t-shirts. The possibilities are endless.
Here we have Obama sporting the ever-patriotic, ever-professional white polo with a monogrammed H just below the left shoulder. Right over his heart...awww....
Who doesn't love a shout-out from The Situation?
Ah...Biebs. Thanks for reading.
What do you think? We're still playing around with the fonts. Oh my gosh. You guys. This took me so long to make. Who wants to help me start a clothing line?
Love and have you tried Lipton's new Mango Passion Fruit tea? It's so refreshing!
Here is a list of things I was kidding about:
There was not an option to endorse lima beans. Had there been one, I still would have checked, "no."
It took me 2 minutes and 30 seconds to "draw" those t-shirts. Do not be fooled.
I'm not really starting a clothing line.
I'm totally kidding about the plug for iced tea. Don't you know me at all by now? I don't know if such a thing exists, but man it sounds delicious. **
**Lipton did not pay me to mention their make believe product, but it would kind of be cool if they would.
Oh yea, and the answer to the question above? What do they all have in common? Um. People who's photos will never again be posted on this blog.
Thanks, Thanks, a thousand times thanks. Here's to bigger, better things ahead.