I’ve removed the PayPal tip jar donation button from the site. It was an interesting experiment, but in the end, only a couple of people donated (thanks!).
Again, I not trying to turn this blog into a money making machine, but I do like to experiment with the ad technologies that are available with bloggers, to get familiar with them. And the little bit of money that does get generated goes to pay for hosting and new gadgets once in a while (I’ve limited myself to only buying “toys” with what I make from this blog).
I think I’ll see if I can strike a decent balance of Chitika and AdSense. I’ll be fiddling with them over the next couple of days, so apologies if anything goes weird. When I talked about dumping ads altogether last month, everyone who responded said basically “keep the ads – we don’t mind”. So, going on that, let’s see what happens in the next month or so.
In the end, the only thing I really care about is writing interesting enough stuff to keep smart people reading, so many thanks to those of you that do!