Happy weekend, kittens! Apologize for all the soppy posts lately, but I promise I’ve got something mind-numbingly idiotic to post for Monday. Prepare your most condescnding pity-moues, loves, ’cause I did something absolutely imbecilic. ’til then, though, two serious questions and a few silly answers.
1) As you may have noticed, after ten ad-free months, I’ve started sporting a BlogHer sidebar on the left. This is part of a meek attempt to monetize my site enough to pay for itself. But level with me, loves: do the ads bug you? You guys are the lifeblood for the project, and if you find the addition of advertising to the site offensive, let me know and I’ll do away with it at once.
Full disclosure: I first posted the ad code on Wednesday morning and, since then, have made approximately $7.50. By my extremely advanced calculations, this suggests I’ll be earning around $75.00 a month which, while indentured servitude wages for the amount of tie I spend writing this thing, is actually a pretty huge chunk of change to yours truly. That said, if it pains you, I’ll call off the code instantly. So let me know! (And, if there aren’t complaints, please don’t be alarmed or disheartened if you note some changes in my sidebars over the next few days: I want to play around with different ad systems to see how I can most efficiently earn a little $$$. But after experimenting, I promise to settle on no more than one sidebar ad situation, and a non-evil one, at that.)
2) As you really may have noticed: THE PROJECT IS ALMOST DONE! Currently I’ve got a double handful of NTKOGs left — just enough to fill up my blog ’til the deadline of August 23. That said, my parents happen to be in town the weekend before my deadline, and I was planning on having a little party with them to celebrate the best year of my life.
If I were to, theoretically, open the party up to my readers — nothing fancy, just drinks and apps at one of my favorite local bars — might you be interested in attending? Let us say the evening of Saturday, August 21. Somewhere in Boston or Brookline. I’m just looking to gauge interest to see what venue would be appropriate for this small but heartfelt affair.
Let me know your thoughts, guys! Yes, this is absolutely me giving you homework. Smooches!