Bye Ads

Does this blog look a little different to you? It's because I have stopped running BlogHer ads. I started running them 10 months ago purely out of curiosity to see how much money you really make running ads. The answer, for me at least, turned out to be a total of I think $30 over that entire 10 month period. Meanwhile, I had to devote the top 1/4 of my right sidebar to ads for huge brands with huge ad budgets.

In the end, I just couldn't justify basically giving away free ads to huge companies and giving someone else control over my blog's template basically as an act of charity since I made a total of $3 a month. I may not have thousands of page views but I'm sorry, I happen to think my writing is worth more than $3 a month.