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Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Welcome to Blog sells out
A few minutes ago I added Google Adsense to the sidebar. Now this isn't a shameless attempt to make this blog start earning its keep because, quite frankly, it doesn't and will never earn enough hits to pull that off. Plus, if I'm reading the company's endless contractual agreement correctly, they won't cut a check until at least $50 worth of people click on the ads. Given the small amount of viewers that trickle in here, that could take until the year three thousand and thirty.
So why bother? Because Google Adsense uses highly sophisticated doo-dads beyond my comprehension to cater to Welcome to Blog's tiny audience. As of this very minute, it's running bland ads based entirely on geography. Given the blog's content, which in recent weeks has ranged from beer experiments to Tokyo Disneyland tributes, there's no telling what future ads will be like. In the coming weeks I'm hoping we'll see spots like "Get 'yer clown porn here" and "inPortland, now in the Oregonian."
I'm hoping Google Adsense will eventually mutate into an entertaining feature that will provide hours of laughs and excitement. If, instead, it provides roughly two seconds of laughter and excitement, I'll kick its code to curb.
Well, provided Google doesn't start cutting me checks for thousands of dollars.