When I first started trying to write and post regularly I found it difficult to do so. Part of my difficulty was trying to publish content that wasn't just a whiny rundown of my regular activities -- since my life is pretty boring, that kind of rundown really isn't very interesting either. The other difficulty I had was finding the will to regularly post. Two years later I think I'm starting to get the hang of the writing part and since I need to keep doing it in order to get better I'm looking for some extra motivation.
Love, happiness, and a sense of safety and well-being are all great motivators; but the Blogger "Monetize" tab looked much easier and quicker. So, I'm going to try serving some ads along with content in order to see if having a positive financial impact will spur me into posting more regularly. To keep my karma levels even I will apply the first $75 of revenue to a Kiva loan. Judging by the (lack of) traffic I get that will take a while to happen. Also, since my traffic levels are so low I'm not even going to worry about planning past that first $75. My goal is to post and write, so I'm really less concerned about money and more concerned about just producing something worthwhile. As things progress, I will post updates on the effectiveness of this scheme and link to whatever Kiva loans that are made as a result. Hey, look! It's already working, I have more stuff to write about!
Since I just enabled ads my request hasn't been fully processed yet. So in a wonderful twist of irony, this post to my blog about enabling ads on my blog will go live with, you got it, no ads.