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.