My life without the Long Tail

So, seeing as how this is the start of a new month, I’ve decided to finally do something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

I’ve removed the Google AdSense ads from my blog.

Honestly, I never wanted them on here in the first place. I always felt it cheapened the idea of a blog. I am, after all, not in it for the money. However, a personal friend of mine kept pushing the idea of AdSense and how easy it is to use and make money off of. So, eventually, I signed up and slapped them onto the sidebar.

It sucked. My eye would immediately zoom in on the ads whenever anyone I knew brought up my blog. It just feels cheap to accept indentured sponsorship. I might as well walk around with a big sticker on my shirt that says “Wonder Bread” or something.

Long Tail or not, the ads are gone.

I feel better.

Now Playing: Clear the Area from the album “Speak for Yourself” by Imogen Heap