May 18, 2009

This is the kind of thing I do when I'm bored...

...make new banners for the blog. Not that I should be bored, but I'm just too brain dead to write my paper or read anything academic. The little one is taking a rare nap so while I'm listening to one of my favorite podcasts, I'm dicking around with the blog format. I do that.

Hope the ads aren't too offensive. There's more discussion of that in the ad policy link. The short explanation is that I no longer think linking to that online bookstore that starts with an "a" is necessarily evil and the good people over at The Millions have a good rundown on why. If I make enough to offset the cost of the domain registration, I'm golden. Anything above and beyond that and I'll use it for books in my classroom. So click though to that bookstore named after a long South American river and somehow, if you buy something, then poor English Language Learners in Georgia will thank you when I get them new copies of our worn out Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot books.

Comments and suggestions, as always, are welcome.


Rosco Tango Baker said...

re: "Hope the ads aren't too offensive."

I used to frequent a web forum dedicated to American Pit bulls. It was a great collection of folks that were working really hard to battle many of the mis-conceptions about the breed, it's owners, and the 20+ years of crummy press.

Long story short, the owners of the forum took on google ads as a way to help with the costs...what did we get? Ads promoting dog fighting videos and every Pit bull puppy mill in the world.

You can imagine, all hell broke loose!

Can't wait to see what comes up on your blog! (LOL)

Teacherninja said...

I tend to take those kind of ads with a sense of humor. It's still making you money at the cost of the idiotic ad purchasers.

But, no, I'm not doing google ads. Just the Amazon links, so I don't think I'll get anything too goofy.


Rosco Tango Baker said...

Agreed, a lot of what is generated by those ads is pretty laughable.