Seeking joy and meaning in a joyless mind and meaningless existence

Thursday, January 28, 2010

AdSense Makes Sense to Add Cents

I've decided to sign up for Google's AdSense program. Basically, you allow Google to place advertising links on your web site. When people visit your site and click on the ads, Google pays you a certain amount. Apparently the company keeps how much you get for each click very close to the vest, but of course its only pennies.

I initially hesitated in signing up. Ars gratis artis, and all that. But then I decided, "What the hell..." Besides, I've always wanted to get paid to be a writer, and now here's my chance. Even if my biggest paycheck is 23 cents.

You Are the Company You Keep

Google has some kind of automated widget that evaluates each web site in the AdSense program and determines the most appropriate ads to show there. So it wasn't much of a surprise to find the ads on my page were in the vein of "Detox Now!" and "Need Counseling?" But it did make me laugh all the same.

Personal Roundup

Days sober: 20
Weight: 230 pounds
Waist: 46.5 inches