To try to justify the amount of time I spend writing here and to help fund future adventures, I'm going to put some ads up here.
My first preference is to have ads from readers, but I guess I'll get Google ads if I don't get enough interest.
The ads will be 125x125 and will above the "Recent Comments" and "Recent Posts" sections on the right.
Animated graphics are ok as long as I don't think they're annoying.
On normal days with no big links I get between 400 and 500 unique visitors as well as 700+ RSS subscribers.
90% of my readers are male, and a large proportion are 20-35 year olds. Roughly 99% of them are awesome. 100% have great taste in blogs.
Most incoming links besides digg and such are from pick up blogs, so this is a particularly good deal for pickup or self improvement stuff.
The price is $150/mo. The first person to sign up will get a lifetime discount of $50/mo and the second will get $25/mo. I picked $150 because it's a price that would make ME buy an ad on a similar site.
I'll put up 3-6 of them and they will show up on every story as well as the front page.
If you're interested, e-mail me by clicking the contact link at the top right. You can pay via paypal or credit card.
Its about time you started to try and make some money again from your blog. Your work deserves it. Good Luck
Just wanted to a take a minute and talk about this blog.
The recent trend of people making a living off of their blogs had a lot of appeal to me. I do more interesting stuff than anyone I know - why not write about it? I also enjoy writing and sharing my stories with other people. I have a lot of theories, do a lot of crazy experiments, and take a lot of... calculated risks.
My primary source of income was a business I started six years ago that was very successful, but came to a screeching halt. In a way I was glad, though... I was sick of doing it. I'm working on a lot of projects, frantically trying to see what will catch on next. I'm hoping it's this blog.
Just a quick thought. Your website has so many visitors, and I bet you could make a lot of money putting some ads on it. But I kind of admire that you don't. I understand people putting ads on their websites, because it is business and an easy way to make money can be quite nice. However, I can't help but feel that people not putting ads are more... how should I put it... I often view them as superior in an intangible sense. I'm struggling to grasp in which. Attitude, pride, standards, noble? Hmm.
With your websites and ads, I wondered why you don't put up any. You don't need the money? Or is it from some kind of internal stance, and you wouldn't put any in either way? By the way, reading your website feels, to me, nice independent of content cause no ads are there to annoy me. These days it seems you can't read many good blogs without drowning in ads.
My blog doesn't generate enough constant traffic to make me consider adding any, but... I wonder, would I? I don't know. It's like the pride matter, though not the same.
Ps. I liked your absurdity post