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Category: LCBD and Me (page 4 of 4)

Paying the Bills

With the rebirth of LCBD, I’ve again been humming and hawwing about adding some level of monetization to the site to cover costs. In the past, I’ve tried both AdSense and Text Link Ads to some level or effect and although TLA seemed to work the best for a period of time, that period is now over.

So what do you suggest? As I said, my goal is simply to cover costs which current equate to:

Altogether, I’m looking at $80 a year which might not seem like much to some, but is an expense that needs to be justified with the boss. I’d also like to earn a dollar or two here and there to continue to pay for services like Mint and to purchase some educational materials to help me better understand the interweb as a whole.

So any recommendations? I’m looking for ease of use and integration, but also for something that’s relatively effective. Or should I look elsewhere and skip the whole monetization idea altogether?

A New Beginning

Back in the day, I once controlled the domain lyteforce [dot] ca (a name procured from my online handle, which itself harkens back to my BBS days) with the grand scheme to have some impact on the intranet. Unfortunately, I’ve only ever been a dreamer and never really a doer, so I let the domain die. I then had some belief that I could teach myself to be a bad ass coder and dreamed up left coast by design as an avenue to show off my skillz, but this too was all for naught as I found I couldn’t wrap my brain around it all and had no artistic ability whatsoever. So keeping true to my modus operandi, I let LCBD go the way of the Queen Charlotte Islands Caribou even after Jonic was kind enough to help set me up with some stellar work to give my blog a home.

Well, shame on me.

Things are hopefully going to change. I’ve decided to talk about what I know instead of what I don’t. Who cares that Chris couldn’t code himself out of a pig latin contest? You and the rest of the world sure don’t. However, maybe you might want to know about:

The Canucks

The Steamer 

BC Ferries


BC Politics

Or maybe none of the above. That’s okay too.

The one consistent message I’m trying to get across is that these three items (as well as many more) interest me and therefore I carry opinions about all of them. Who can you rely on to tell you that he is scared the Canucks are putting too few eggs in the “here and now” basket that they may let Luongo (who is the franchise at this point) think there is a correlation between the rebuilding of condos aroun town and the hockey club he plays for? Or maybe you do want to know about the correlation between the condos around town and three aluminum cans that brought down a government? I can talk about all sorts of that stuff.

And I might even make sense (feel free to tell me where to shove my head when I don’t)!

Stay Tuned

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