As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m experimenting with the blog. You may have noticed a few Google ads over on the right-hand column; I’m trying out Google AdSense to see if it’s worthwhile. At best, it will be useful; I hope that at least, it will be unobtrusive. It should pick up keywords from the articles and attempt to show relevant ads.
Right now it’s showing something for a Salvador Dali art supplier in New York. I’m not sure what that has to do with Cici’s Pizza or Andy Rooney, but that’s the state of the art in online advertising technology, I guess.
I’ve also unpublished a lot of the old content. I’d like to set things up so that I can make some of the old stuff password protected or something along those lines for close friends/family, but I don’t think I can do that with my current blogging software. There’s nothing published on here that I’m not comfortable discussing on the Today Show, but the story of the last five years of my life isn’t the focus of what I’m writing about. So, for now, it’s not available, to keep more personal stuff a little more private.
I did leave up two articles in particular: the one where I wrote about my engagement to Kara, which garnered some random comments from other women on the Internet named Kara, and from one of her old high school friends. The other is an article on “cool sword names” which is inexplicably the #3 link on Google if you search for “cool sword names” and has gotten some random internet comments as well.
I’ll probably have to follow it up with an updated article to capture the popular “fans of swords” demographic. Write what your audience wants to hear, I always say!
More real and entertaining (?) content coming soon.