Friday, March 31, 2006

World Wide Webers Sells Out

Frequent visitors to this site will notice two changes today. First, we are now running ads in a new right-hand column. With traffic having quadrupled over the past six months, we've crossed the threshold to a place where advertising revenues are possible. (I guess that place is called "the free market." First Romania, now World Wide Webers.) We don't expect advertising to enable us to quit our day jobs or even upgrade our wardrobes, but perhaps we'll be able to pay for Internet access. We'll keep you posted.

You are of course urged to visit and patronize our advertisers. And if you would like to reach our remarkably discerning and rapidly-growing audience with a message of your own, contact Blogads via the link on the right. Or email me if you're a "friend of the family" and would like to cadge a special discount. (No one can accuse me of not knowing my readership.) We'll be very accommodating, especially in these early days when advertisers are just beginning to discover us.

Second, we have switched to HaloScan to host our commenting. I think most people will find this system faster and easier to use than the old Blogger interface. There is one downside: Previous comments posted via Blogger will no longer be accessible (though they remain archived in the nether reaches of cyberspace). But I think the tradeoff will be worthwhile. Check out the new HaloScan setup and start posting your comments--including any diatribes against us for having become capitalist whores.
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