8/05/2008

I blame Bush

"Real" post tomorrow perhaps, if The Child decides that she does not actually need to scream for an hour and a half when put to bed. She is so devious - she throws her pacifier onto the floor as soon as we shut the door, then shouts "DUMMY! DUMMY!" until she hyperventilates and struggles to breathe. We completed this exercise 13 times tonight before The Dude gave up and sat by her bed until she fell asleep. Oh, and yes, she still has a dummy. Please,judge me.

Anyway, the matter at hand is this. Kristen at Motherhood Uncensored was inspired to do this drive of sorts, to motivate people to click on through to their feeds to increase the blogger's ad revenue for the month of August. I don't need to tell you that there are a lot of people who are experiencing difficult times around here, and this is just one tiny way to help them out. No commenting is needed, just page views. Remember, it's something silly like 1 cent per page click or some such shit, so read a blogger's entire archives or something!

As you can see, I have ads on my site too. Please recall that any money made from these ads (and let me assure you, it takes a tiny fish like me bloody years to earn a meagre sum), goes to other bloggers, not to keep my mulleted banshee in pacifiers. Stopping by every once in awhile from Google Reader or Bloglines means that I might eventually have some spare cash to give a blogger $25 toward an IVF, or just send a random package to someone to cheer her up in bad times. Admittedly, I would do this anyway without ads, but my husband would get on my case more than he already does for giving money to alleged strangers. So, do this for The Dude, and my own sanity so I don't have to hear him bitching at me about this shit.

Check the sidebar for the cool flare that goes with this drive. You hop on this old bandwagon as well - just visit Motherhood Uncensored and let her know you're game.

Go forth and click, and be sure to check Kristen's master list to see the participants.

11 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

I always click through and you know what? I support this idea. It's smart.

statia said...

Not that I won't click through (because I love you so), and I actually always do, but I read that post and I don't know what it is, but I always have to be difficult and roll my eyes and be non conformist.

I know, surprising, right?

EJW said...

I always wondered about that, and I assumed that readers like Bloglines somehow counted in page views.

Hrm. There's a lot of blogs I want to support (with page views) but giving up bloglines? I dunno...

Melissa said...

I never thought about how clicking through would affect someone's page views, although...DUH, of course. Can people who want page views set their feed to only show partial posts? I always click through on those!

Christine said...

Here to support a fellow blogger! Kristen's idea was brilliant... I'm finding some fabulous new blogs. :)

PiquantMolly said...

When I am near a computer, I will do my best to oblige. Of course, there will be a lot of uniting-in-holy-matrimony and jamming-stuff-in-boxes and cramming-them-in-UHauls and driving-1500-miles stuff this month, but I'll do what I can.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I am here, I am here. I am guilty of reading on Reader. But now, I am standing here. And dancing about. In your comment box.

Betty M said...

I'm here. Clicking away.

TheAngelForever said...

Blog the Recession is such a fabulous idea. I have been having fun participating and finding new blogs. Enjoy :)

Caroline said...

Hello! I am blogging the recession! Nice blog! :)

Daisy said...

She's got you wrapped around her finger, doesn't she? Smart kiddo. Or not-so-smart kiddo, since you'll probably put your foot down sooner or later and she'll be out her pacifier for good.