So the blog giveaway is over and I've packaged up the little white acorn for Chickenbells (Sadie). I'll make a stop at the post office after work and send it away.
My latest obsession- and I have a lot of them- is Project Wonderful. I've been dutifully watching those ads, seeing who bids, who doesn't bid, who disappears as soon as they have to start paying... it's quite fascinating. A few days in, I decided to give up on the free ad aspect and moved all the ads to one cent minimum bids.
At first, the advertisers all scattered. "One cent!?! Ridiculous! I'm outta here!" But they slowly returned and made peace with the penny. It's only one penny after all. Many of us don't even bother to pick up a lucky penny on the street anymore.
I made more room for the penny spots and now there are 15 in total. Some of them are very small button ads especially for web comics. I love reading web comics and would love to have more of them post on my site.
I made some nicer-looking "Your Ad Here" images too. The square ones overlap to tile the Mytutorlist logo (I'm quite proud of that :P), and the comic-only spots have a cute little, um, cloth-like banner design. I'm not sure how to describe it.
You can check it out here.
I'm going to keep watching those ads to see how they perform. The main complaint I read about online is that it's great for advertisers, but not so great for the publishers. You just can't make good money with them. I would have to agree with them so far since I'm still pluckin' at the one cent per day mark, but I will keep you posted and see if the scene improves.
Have a happy Thursday! Friday's a-comin' ("just around the riverbend!" Ah, I'm so cheesy...)!