[i edited this post because a few words attracted spam on a weekly basis. the rest is below]
2. Google Ads
Email from _____ "Andrew, I hope the googles ads are making you some bucks, but how can you really?
Obivously they aren’t inherently evil, but isn’t the constant stream of advertising and selling a part of what makes us shallow?
I am not, in any way, saying that you are shallow, but am a bit suprised. It reminds me of Rush Limbaugh endorsing mattresses or Phil Henry endorsing the one pill that has helped him to lose 40 lbs in 2 weeks. Do you really want to represent and perpetuate the things that are coming on Adsense: The Minnestoa Phone Directory?
In no way do you owe me any explanation…or anything at all. But I had to say it…It makes your blog less enjoyable.
As a brother I love you and expect no change as a result of me. Just want to be honest.
(name withheld by TSk)
How much am i making? Not enough to recompense losing friends and appearing shallow – the ads are outta here. I had them for nearly a week, and it was a good experience to run them and make a few bucks (hardly anything, to be honest). But i did feel shallow and i dont think i will put them back on this site.
But in the future, i may do some commercial sites that will utilize ads, and now i know how.
One more from the man who has no secrets – Jordon Cooper
. . . I was reading your blog today and I had to laugh at the Google ad promising free online ordinations and degrees from these guys – http://trinity-edu.com/
I was almost tempted to get a Doctor of Divinity from them as well – http://www.trinity-edu.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=8
Thanks everyone for being honest with me.
I love you (Michael Jackson voice, blowing kisses and waving white gloved hand) I really love you!