If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a week, you will have noticed a big change in the appearance. As I discussed in an earlier post, I’ve changed themes to create a cleaner, easier to navigate, and also easier to maintain web site. I’ve tried to keep customizations to a minimum, but I do find that some are necessary to get the look and functionality I want.
I’ve also kept advertising links because they help me to pay for hosting this site, but I’ve gotten rid of the gaudy buttons and banners from this page. I think the look was getting entirely too busy and was detracting from the content which is what I would like the focus of this blog to be.
I’ve been experimenting with different types of advertising over the past few weeks and I just recently signed up for adbrite. This is another text link ad company that provides a keyword-based alternative to google’s adsense. Because the ads served are based on keywords rather than context, they can co-exist with adsense ads without violating google’s terms of service.
If you’re interested in buying ad space on this blog, feel free to contact me directly by way of my contact page. If you’d like to try out adbrite for your own blog or web page, click the small button in the left sidebar on this page. Yes, I do make a tiny bit of money if you do, but I hope you’ll consider it as a small contribution to this blog and also as a way of generating a bit of income for your own blog.
I’d like to hear what you think about the advertising on this blog. Leave a comment if you think it’s too much, too little, just right, or if you have any other ideas for me.