I’ve been using Adsense on my tumblelog for a while now. A pair of ads at the bottom of permalink pages; nothing more, nothing too drastic. Today I spent a few minutes inspecting the ads on some random old posts. I took notes:
- Lots of people want to help me lose stomach fat.
- Some people are willing to spend good money without checking their spelling beforehand. (Unless I’m mistaken; anyone know what a “theme fre wordpress” is?)
- My favourite quotes from Wikipedia supposedly have something to do with stud cat no-spray shorts.
- A post about the ridiculous Tumblinas vs. Testumblrone drama was accompanied by promises of “Free Love Advice”.
In fact, I only found one post with relevant ads: “eircom to fix Ireland’s broadband shortcomings”, which gave ads for broadband in rural Ireland. And what did I get for all of this madness?
- February: $2.13
- March: $3.69 (damn she fine)
- Last 7 days: $0.00
- Total: $5.82
Mmm, there’s a bounty to behold! Sadly, Google won’t hand over a single penny of it until I’ve passed the $100 mark, and it wouldn’t do my reputation any good if I were to end up spending New Year’s Day 2011 staring at the screen and shouting, “Hurry up, you little blighter, just 5 cents more!”
So, I’ve concluded that, for me, Adsense is just another way to slow down my tumblelog, and there’s enough of that crap in the wild already. Ads removed.
I’ll be passing through Europe in late June, early July, with no strict schedule. I’ve seen quite a bit of France almost nothing else in the ‘Rope.
Pray tell: where must I go?
This is less “what are some nice places to see and things to do?” and more “what is it a crying shame that I have not eyed in 22 years of eyesight?” Thoughts very much appreciated.
If you’re interested in stopping by Ireland, Newgrange is worth checking out; it’s the only place where you can stand in darkness inside a structure over 5,000 years old! There’s also Christ Church Cathedral, the Blarney Stone, and lots of old castles dotted around the country, among other things.
Oh, and there’s, er, a big pointy thing.