Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Money for blogging

So, some of you might have noticed that I added the "AdSense" feature to my blog, and you might be wondering why. If you are, in fact, wondering why, you're obviously under the impression that my actions are determined by a sophisticated thought process. That's simply not true. Here was how the thought process went: "Free money? Woo hoo!"

Now before you all get too excited and jump on the free money bandwagon, I should probably be upfront with you and tell you that in the week since I joined, I've earned a penny. And, nobody ever even clicked on any links, so I think the penny I earned is a computer error and they'll be revoking it soon. Also, they don't send you any actual money until your account reaches $100, so by my calculations, I should be receiving a check in just over 192 years. Hurrah! That doesn't mean that the rest of you shouldn't add this feature, but it probably works better for people with thousands of readers. Readers who actually click on ads on websites. And frankly, I don't know any people who actually do that. Of course, it might help if the ads that show up on my blog weren't completely ridiculous. For example, the one that keeps showing up says "I got scammed 27 times." Really? Well, if you're that stupid, I don't want to do business with you.

If you haven't already done so, you should probably check out the picture of broccoli casserole that Sassy Britches posted on her blog especially for me! Be prepared to drool.

This post is obviously pointless, but I've got a Christmassy one planned for tomorrow, and also, I will be mailing the ornaments out to my contest winners this weekend when I go out of state to visit Mr. Darling on a rotation. So, pretend I just said something exciting and profound, and comment accordingly.

17 comments:

.::~P~::. said...

I've had that Ad-sense for 4 months or so...

so far I earned close to 20$
HELLZ YEAH!

AHAH

Tova Darling said...

You've earned $20?? I am seething with jealousy right now. SEETHING!

Dr Zibbs said...

I need to make some $ on my blog. I keep putting it off.

Desert Rat said...

I wondered about how that blogging money worked!? I'm a big reader not blogger. I am really interested in the scam ad, I will click on it and found out more information so thank you for having that up there for us to learn about and protect ourselves!

B.E. Earl said...

You AdSense advertisement today is for...Google's AdSense!

There is some kinda irony there, I'm just not sure what it is.

Brenda said...

I found you over at Braja's. I love your profile description! I am sure my mother in law would be after me if she knew how to use the internet.

My mother is after me instead. But she refuses to post a comment (the WWW is dangerous) and sends me daily critics of what I write. Which are lunch time comedy for my husband and I :)

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Oh how exciting and profound! Was that commenting acoordingly.
Lol, your 27 times comment was priceless. Actually, it could be worth something if people click on your AdSense. Either way, it was all still funny!

The Grandpa said...

One day I checked, and the ad sense site said I'd earned 24 cents. The day I looked, it said I had earned $0.00. I don't know what happened to my 24 cents.

Angela said...

I've always wondered if those ad things pay off. Maybe I will try it. hmmmmm. I do have one reader who loves to click on anything on my blog. I just put a clickable photo along the sidebar just so he would stop complaining...lol. Maybe I can make some dollars off him. haha!

Laura said...

Hi lovey...in 3 months I think I've made $13.57 with adsense. Yes that's a huge meal at Taco Bell but so far I've been paid in readers. My fingers are crossed for you. Big Money my darling Tova:)

The Mom said...

when BlogHer opens up for ad requests, try them, far more lucrative!! I made a whole .12 from adsense. I always thought the ads never pertained to the content!

Cora said...

That's funny, Tova. I was just wondering this morning if AdSense was actually worth anything. From the comments I've just been reading here (sigh) it doesn't sound like I'd be rolling in cash if I do it. But, you know, 12 cents.... that is like a paperback book at a garage sale, so it's not utterly useless, right? I like reading. I like garage sales. Maybe I'll give it a try. Maybe.

Good luck with it! :-)

Braja said...

I'm just commenting accordingly :)

Julie said...

Wow, some people have earned $13? 20 big ONES?? I've had it for 3 1/2 months and could treat us each to a small coffee at a semi-fancy coffee shop with my $4.39...
(Right now, with stories of my daughter's naked man drawing and my internet shopping follies, I have ads about improving parenting skills and looking good naked. hmmm)
Don't worry about the penny, the entertainment you provide is priceless!

Tranquility said...

Haha... well, now that you've explained it, I think I'll go click on the ad! ;)
Gotta build up those pennies!

Errant said...

never understood the idea of collecting money that way !!

it's god to hear that it doesn't work well so i didn't miss anything lol

Former Fat Chick said...

Adsense sux....I am seriously considering starting an Escort service to help support my bolgging....wanna be one of my bitches? jajajaaaaaaaaaaaa, no really!

In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. ~ Calvin & Hobbes