Hello, readers. You may have noticed ads showing up on the site. I’m trying out WordPress’s WordAds program to see what the revenue-to-visual clutter ratio is and if it’s worth doing. I’ll have enough data in 3 months or so to make a long-term decision about whether to continue.
So you know, I have no control over what ads get displayed when and where. It’s all done in real time on a back end that I can’t see, and they change up frequently. I’ll admit that I’m feeling some trepidation about the possibility of diet ads popping up on body acceptance posts (for example), but economic realities being what they are I’m choosing to think of it as making body acceptance posts show up all over their diet ads. I spend at least 100 hours/month working on the site between reading emails, writing posts, and moderating comments and need to think about ways to make that work pay off for me, even if only nominally.
I’ll still be running a pledge drive as planned in June. I’ll be offering a streaming link and a download to my movie, The Wardrobe as a reward for donations in any dollar amount.
Thanks as always for your thoughtful comments, and to letter writers for sharing their stories with us.