Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ads & Blogs

So you may have noticed that I monetized my blog.  There are now ads between each post and one long "skyscraper" ad on the sidebar.  At first I felt like I sold out somehow... and THEN.  Then I woke up and realized that I am stupid for having waited so long to do it.  I should have done it when I started blogging.  I mean, why not, right?  I'd suggest all you bloggers out there do this if you haven't already.  It's really easy to do if you are a Blogger user - they use Google AdSense - and I think you can still sign up for the service even if you aren't a Blogger user.  You don't earn a ton of money, of course, but at least it's something.  The more hits/clicks you get, the more money you earn (duh, I guess that's obvious as that's how ads work!).  The rules are that I can't legally ask my readers to click on the ads, and I'm not supposed to click on them (so I don't, I'm honest like that).  Just thought I would bring it up since SOMEBODY (or Nobody) commented about it recently ;)  Heh.

I also wanted to take a moment to point out a few blogs.  First, one of my BFFs, Ashley, has started blogging!  Well, actually, she started blogging a while ago, so I'm a little late to the party, but you know that I sat and read through her entire history, oh yes I did! :)  She's a newlywed and she and her husband live in San Francisco - they are who we visited when we went there in March.  She is witty, smart and a great writer.  I'm so glad she started a blog so I can keep up with her day-to-day life - I miss her so much!  Go check out her blog, The Official and Authoritative Blog of Jeffery and Ashley.

Also, Dawn, over at Can You Imagine? has started dipping her toes back in the blogosphere after a hiatus.  I was so glad to see that she posted something recently saying she's coming back.  She welcomed a daughter just after I did and I can't wait to hear all about the little cutie and how mommyhood has been.  Welcome back, Dawn!

Lastly, Alyssa has been blogging over at Apple Pie and the Universe for a while now about her adorable son Evan and life in general.  But I just have to point out her post from today, which is about a very important subject that is near and dear to my heart... both literally and figuratively... BRA FITTING!  Heheh, yup, it's true.  It's a serious issue ladies, and she has an excellent PSA about the importance of a well-fitting bra.  I highly recommend you go check it out.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Alyssa said...

Aw! Thanks for the blog-love :)

Jessie said...

I have a question: Do you have any control over which or what kind of ads run on your page?

Ella said...

Jessie - no I don't have any control over them... but I *think* that the content of my posts somewhat determines the ads. For example, after I posted this post, I saw ads for Google AdSense... and I've seen lots of baby related ads.

just me, dawn said...

thanks for the love!! i feel so blessed to be remembered after being so wrapped up in my world. I am so happy to be back. i have so much to catch up on, but i have noticed that my W and your sweetie have very similar stats on weight!

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz