The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

TGWAE: Now With Ads!

But my ads will be in English, not Russian.

Instead of quietly rolling out my new BlogHerAds, I figured I'd just announce it in all its money-making glory.

So there it is. [points to the right column]

I've never put banner ads on any of my websites before because interrupting my website's design (you know, this beautiful white and orange theme I've got going on) with a random ad to make a few bucks was never worth it, but now that I appear to have a sizable audience, it might actually pay off. (We'll find out at the end of the month, I guess.) Some extra bit of income would be really helpful in the (rare) case that I move to NYC or want to splurge on some more photography equipment. ...Or, um, eat at a nice restaurant. Or eventually have to renew my web hosting bill. Basically I'm thinking of how ad revenues could pay for stuff directly related to this site, which makes me feel less bad about the overt commercialism.

Having ads may even encourage me to post more often. Because you know, It's all about page views, baby. Then again, my posting schedule is pretty regular (about twice a week) and I can't imagine what else I'd shove in between those too-long posts of mine. Hohum, it's a thought.

I suspect many of you read my site on a feed reader, in which case you won't be faced with ads. Yay! Not that I want to prevent you from visiting my site. Um. Please continue to come to my little corner of the web outside of your feed reader. :)

As a crappy reward, I present you with a video Tristan took of me talking about chicken (you might have to be logged into Facebook to view it). The context is that moments before he had pressed the "record" button on his camera, we had passed a take-out shop with a sign proclaiming the presence of ROTISSERIE CHICKEN. Apparently I make the word "chicken" sound cute. If I raise enough monies, maybe I can invest in a new segment called "boppyVision" during which I just say the names of foods in funny voices.


Jesse / March 3, 2008 8:45 PM

Hey, the ad is orange and white too! Yay! Hope you're able to make mucho moolah with the ad... do people have to click on the ad for you to earn money?

Lauren / March 3, 2008 9:14 PM

oh god, for a second, i was afraid you were going to say "chicken" the way that girl did in that mcdonald's commercial from a year ago. does anyone else remember this? she and a couple other dudes were in a car, and they were talking about chicken at mcdonald's, and she busts out with a "chikawwwwwn!"

Jai / March 4, 2008 6:13 AM

Work it! New to your site but I'm loving it. I usually just ignore the banners anyway, but I hope you make a mint off of it. Let me know if I have to click on the link for you to make money though. I might be convinced to click on a banner from time to time.

roboppy / March 4, 2008 8:11 AM

Jesse: Haha, I noticed that one of the ads matched! Weeeird!

I don't think clicking helps, so don't worry about it. Just visiting my site is what does it. Wee!

Lauren: HAHA, I just said it in normal boppy-voice, I hope. haven't seen this McD commercial...euh, don't think I want to now.

Jai: Yup, IGNORE THE BANNERS!...wait, the one on the page right now says STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY; you can listen to that one.

You don't have to click on the ads. Unless you want to stop animal cruelty!

Angeline / March 4, 2008 11:18 AM

I hope my "cute" comment didn't ruffle any feathers. :S It was nice to finally put a voice to a face/blog. boppyVision? I'd watch that.

Danny / March 4, 2008 11:45 AM

Doh, that video requires facebook. FB is taking over the world! Rest assured I shall check that video after work. And congrats on the ads!

Christina / March 4, 2008 2:27 PM

After reading and laughing over your "Google" ads before I was a bit sad to see the Blogher ads up, but at least you are actually gaining something by it instead of just... humoring us. I feel bad about my initial thought now. :D

I definitely would watch boppyVision and I liked the video!

Doug Cress / March 4, 2008 2:34 PM

ohhhh man! those flat earth veggie chips look freaking delicious!! i am going to the store RIGHT NOW to get some!!!

roboppy / March 4, 2008 2:39 PM

Angeline: Oh no, I aim for cute!

Danny: FB owns EVERYTHING, it's horrible. It's a huge marketing tool that harvests all your information...but it looks nice and it works well. AHHH.

Christina: I hope I'm gaining something! Like $1 a day!!


Steph F. / March 4, 2008 8:35 PM

You provide people with so much entertainment that no one can really complain! So go you :)

Jen / March 5, 2008 7:09 PM

Hi there

I'm one of your many anonymous readers. I don't remember exactly how this happened, but I stumbled across your blog a couple months ago and have been reading faithfully ever since. I think that you're a super-duper funny person (your posts never fail to cheer me up and/or brighten a long night of work) and that your chicken voice IS amusing hehe.

(I hope this comment didn't come across as being too weird!)

MariannaF / March 6, 2008 8:07 AM

I love your blog, with or without ads!! Get EasyJet to place ads their orange & white colours should complement the colours of your blog, hehe JK.

roboppy / March 7, 2008 12:57 AM


Claudia: Oh, my voice sets fear into the hearts of children. Wee!

Jen: You are no longer anonymous! I win!

No, not weird at all. I mean, I did make a chicken voice; I think that makes me the weird one.

Marianna: Haha, EasyJet would fit in so well! And I want plane tickets. -_-

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