Saturday, February 4, 2012

Odds and Ends

1. There are a million six reasons to blog, each of them good. Clearly some of the reasons involve the hope of trading effort for coin, for which I'm in favor, but I have a question. I'm not being malicious, mean spirited or negative, I have not sampled the KOOL-ADE, nor will I, I'm simply curious.

Google Reader places its ADsense ads at the top of each post, in front of your content, in a first come us then comes you format. So my question is this, is the trade even? Does the average blogger earn enough from viewer ads to give up such prime real estate?

2. Have you ever read a child a story that you haven't read yourself? I made that mistake this week while reading to my 3 and 4 year old charges. I selected the Big Bad Wolf. In my naivete I presumed it was the classic 3 Little Pigs, or maybe, at worst, Little Red. Nope.

Ever read the version with Momma goat and the 6 kids? Don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least to children, before bedtime.

My Denver dwelling daughter and her husband have spent the past week on a sunny beach somewhere in the Yucatan, enjoying the final concert tour of their favorite band Widespread Panic. It began snowing Friday morning in Denver with snow accumulations expected between 12-24 inches. Travel may be a headache for their trip home.

Widespread Panic's next concert is this coming Friday, in Denver.

4. Basketball fans everywhere have personally wet themselves in anticipation of tonight's Missouri v Kansas game. I'm not a sports fan and personally have taken a miss for this weekend's sporting activities, except for this mention of the basketball contest.

Each year I wager #1 son $1,000,000 Monopoly, even money, double or nothing over the 2 games the teams play per season. I take MU, he gets Kansas. Sometimes the conference championship tourney games are included, if the teams meet. I offer to each of you the same bet, with the additional proviso that the loser has to own up on his/her own post, at the end of the season. Here, if you haven't your own forum. If you want in, let me know which side you want. I'll go either way.

Enjoy your weekend.



Karena said...

Toad I don't have a good answer for you because I don't have the Google Advertising. I would be interested in knowing though!

Art by Karena

Gail, in northern California said...

Yours is unique, Toad. Don't taint or change it with google ads. Don't you grow weary of corporate America infecting everything you see, read, touch, feel, wear?

Toad said...

Not to worry Gail

Gail, in northern California said...

Bless you.

Anonymous said...

I've eliminated the google ads, but don't know of any fellow bloggers who have made much from it.

Hmm, I live in Kansas, but attended MU for 5 semesters...don't follow sports at all.