Friday, December 17, 2010

My Christmas Present.....from Google!

Looky what appeared in my mailbox last least I think it was last week.  The days are just a blur lately so yah, I'm saying it was last week...that's my story anyway. lol

Back to the photo......
It's my very first ad revenue check from Google!

If you have a blogspot blog and have their ads on your blog, some day you too might reach $100 in ad revenue.  And once you reach that number, your buds at Google will cut you a check!
And not to spoil this totally awesome moment......but do you know how long it took me to reach $100 in page views/ad clicks on my blog?
Well I started this particular blog on the day before my birthday--Jan. 20th, 2009.  I don't recall exactly when I put the ads up on it....I'm guessing it was about 6 months into this whole deal, so I'll say around July of  '09?
Yah, that sounds about right.
So it took just shy of 17 months or almost 1.5 YEARS to become a paid blogger!

It's a good thing I didn't give up my day job, huh?
No wait!....I don't have a day job....well, yes I have a job, but until the kids or the dogs start cutting me checks for what I do, I don't actually get paid to do anything. lol

At any rate, I am not going to let the fact, that once you divide how many womanhours, that I've spent chained to this machine, enlightening, entertaining, bamboozling or just plain boring you all, the only people who earn less than me a yr. are unskilled workers in Burundi, Lesotho, Malawi and Sierra Leone.

So what am I going to do with this thing once I cash it?

Any suggestions?

For now, I'll just sit back and gaze upon it and savor the moment.....because at this rate, I won't see another one of these babies until July of 2012! ;-)



  1. Congratulations! You totally deserve it. I hope you are going to do something fun with it! Merry Christmas.

  2. Good for your for your stick-to-it-ive-ness. I had ads on my blog for about a month. They annoyed me so badly that I took them down before I had earned anything.

  3. I don't know a thing about putting up ads, Google or otherwise. Can your next post be about how to do it and whether it is worth it or not? Please.

  4. Congrats! That $100 will go a long way with your shopping talents.

  5. Congrats!!!!! At the rate I'm going (I think I'm up to about $8 now - LOL!), I won't ever see a check. I think you should take the money and specifically see how far and long you can make it last at Rite Aid next year. I bet you'd still be spending it when the next $100 check from Google rolls in :)


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