I would like to float a different question regarding the content of this blog. There is a poll on the sidebar. Please answer it.
Some of you may as yet be unaware that I have published a book, and that I am in the process of preparing to promote it. This is going to take a great deal of my time, but more importantly, it is going to take money. As such, I am interested in raising as much as possible through sales and and any other means.
It has been explained to me that given the amount of readership this blog obtains, there is available to me a meaningful amount of money which I could be earning, approximately the equivalent I could expect to earn from a part-time job, two nights a week. This could be done through blogger's adsense.
However, I am very concerned that by employing advertising, I would be undermining the reader's enjoyment of the blog, and compromising the very thing that has made this blog popular. This I would never want to do. Therefore I am asking the reader what the reader thinks of this idea.
The content of the blog would not change. I doubt I would stop swearing and ranting, for instance. I certainly would not stop any other content that I already produce.
Some that I've asked in the real world tell me that no one pays much attention to advertisements on pages anyway, that this is so common that no one would really care. But I wish to ask. Please find the poll and tell me what you think.