Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Balding Prince's Bad Break-up

Remember when I used to write columns? Yeah, it's been a while. But here's my latest. I can't say I'm particularly happy with this new thing of highlighting target words for advertising purposes. It smacks of that attitude that restaurants have when they charge for water.

But I don't actually work for the fine company that hosts my columns, so I don't really have ground to stand on. They give me an audience that would normally be completely impossible for a writer of my standing. So, if they want to put target-word advertising in my columns, they've got every right to do so, I suppose.

And aren't I the pot calling the kettle black, with my Google advertising over there on the right? Just as the Google advertising covers the cost of my self-important domain name (It's netted a whopping $31.05 since I added it in January), the money from tacky target-word advertising helps pay the salaries of the people I used to work with, many of whom I like quite a bit.


Anonymous said...

There are a lot of us who don't love that at all.

heatherfeather said...

2 things:

one, i feel slightly bad for emma because i have slightly hairy arms. not michelle trachtenberg hairy arms, but still.

two, balding men are kind of hot.

David T. Macknet said...

You know, I've never noticed the advertising on your site? That's probably because I read it through Google Reader & it strips out most of the extraneous gunk (read: pretty fonts, colors, etc.). Kind of nice, really. I wonder when Google will realize that, and begin advertising on every feed....