Google AdSense is Installed

After waiting what seemed like an inordinate amount of time, I finally received notice today that my Google AdSense account has been approved. Hopefully this will help the blog start making the kind of money it needs to make in order to stay afloat.

In addition, I have always wanted to generate sufficient revenue from this blog to make monthly donations from the profits to non-profit feminist and/or Asian American groups. To me, it’s not enough to just blog — that makes me little more than a flapping head. But if we can generate some real, hold-it-in-your-hand tangible good from this blog? How amazing! I’m hoping that the ads on this site will be successful enough for us to do this.

So, consider this the trial run. I’ll post updates on how the ads are performing, and if it looks like I’m generating enough to make some donations, I will keep you guys posted on those donations.

Please let me know if these ads are disruptive to your Reappropriate-viewing experience. I have installed a header banner ad, and one in the sidebar mid-way through the usual sidebar content. This will require some more scrolling for those who use the sidebar, but otherwise I think it’s a pretty good integration.

Based on AdSense’s policies, I cannot ask you guys to clickthrough the ads. I will however tell you that my revenue is based on clickthroughs, and let you decide for yourself what you want to do. Please do not “click spam” the ads (click, hit back, click, hit back, …repeat) as this is an easy way for me to get kicked off AdSense.

And so, let the blog-monetizing experiment begin!

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