Blasphemy. I know, right?
I was browsing around on my free time and stumbled upon a mention of AdSense and basically thought “what if?”. Back when I was a kid and had just started using the Internet I used to think that ads were cool. Mind you, this was way back when ads were merely just a tiny rectangle gif that linked to somewhere else. Having a personal page with a little ad banner on top was “neat” to 12 year old me.
The landscape, or rather “industry” has changed since. Ads are yucky nowadays and I fucking swear by having an Ad Blocker on as much as possible. This is all new to me, so I’m just gonna throw it out there and see what happens. My intention is to have at least have an ad tucked away in a spot that won’t be a bother, but first I need to wait for them to appear first. Like, I doubt I can get any meaningful revenue, but if those WordPress bots that try to spam comments on blog posts counts as an ad view and I manage to get like $5 every 3 months or something, I could be down with it.
This is also scary because malvertising is a thing.
If by the time this all gets properly set up and you want to contribute by disabling your ad blocker, go ahead. If you want to block them all, also go ahead. If the ads end up causing harm to the site and/or visitors, I’ll just yank them out. This site may just be my personal tinkering corner on the net, but it’s also open to everyone.
I just hope AdSense doesn’t cough up some gross ads all over the place…