. . . and I am sorry
I am not a maiden fair
and I am not a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere
and generally my generation
wouldn’t be caught dead working for the man
and generally I agree with them
trouble is you gotta have youself an alternate plan”
OK, so they’re practically letting anybody in these days, but still, they love me, they really love me. Or at least they think they can make a buck off of me. And I’m all for that.
I love their goal of supporting women writers, particularly the part about economically empowering them using 50 percent of the revenue the ads on my blog may raise. I’m not sure how much empowerment they’re going to feel from the 63 cents my ads generate every month–what can I say? you’re loyal readers, but there still are only six of you–but I’m more than willing to do whatever I can to help. Besides, we all know there will never be a BlogHim.
Helping BlogHer makes me feel much better than the 11 cents I made from those Google ads, which I started as an experiment because there’s been some talk of using them at work. The Google ads failed to generate in several months what the BlogHer ads have generated in a few weeks, and the Google ads supported these guys, who I don’t feel are in need of any more economic empowerment.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know why those ads are running over there on the right. Rather than starting 3B’s college fund, they’ll probably raise enough money to pay for half a gallon of gas by the time 3B goes to college. But the proceeds that BlogHer collects from my blog and all the other blogs they have in their network should raise a fair amount of money, and I’m all about doing a little bit to make a big difference.
That’s also what pushed me to finally go to a three column layout (the ads are so long vertically that they pushed fun stuff too far down the page, so I moved it over to the left), and why I had to create a new set of header banners (three columns are wider than two, and rather than just widen it, I thought that I’d freshen it up a little).
And yes, there are three headline banners that rotate through randomly, changing every time you refresh the page. I figure that’s a good start. You’ll have to keep your eyes open to see when I add more. Full disclosure: the best one–“Come to Papa.”–was all Mama’s idea. Of course.