For the last couple of days, I was experimenting with running Google Adsense on my blog. I'd tried it before - mostly to see how well it matched ads to content - and removed it then, too. I put it on, calling it my "iPod fund" - but felt kind of dirty. I didn't like the feeling, but justified it in my head - figuring it wasn't hurting anyone, and just might buy me a toy or two...
Tonight, I was talking with Janice about it, and she commented that I'd sold out. She was completely right (of course. she's always right and she calls it like she sees it without holding any punches - one of the reasons I love her so much). I've removed the ads from the blog, and if I try to sneak them back in I hope someone will smack me upside the head.
The ads weren't bringing in heaps of cash - enough to buy a couple of iPods per year if today's rate held up - but it's just not worth it. This blog is my outboard brain, and my handing over any portion of it to attempt to "monetize"
it is just plain wrong. I'm going to go wash the stink of advertising off now... G'night.