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Dear Mom101,

I was okay with you doing a little review of a mediocre KY product, but now ads? Actual ads? In your sidebar? Frankly I expected more of you.

A loyal reader

Dear loyal reader,

What part of "I work in advertising" don't you understand? I got no beef with advertising. It puts my kid in diapers. And lets me meet people like Dennis Rodman. (Did I ever tell you about the time he asked to take me to some underground club where they pour hot wax on your nipples? Yeah uh, I didn't go.)

Until I get a six-figure grant from some crazy philanthropist to continue my blathering about nursing bras and Satan in the Oval Office and how much some advertisers suck, I'm psyched as all hell to be a part of the BlogHer ad co op.


PS You still like me, right? Please like me.


Blogger Movin Mom said...


5/20/06, 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're loving ya, no worries.

My philosophy is, as long as the ad doesn't do something annoying to prevent me from the content (hello Yahoo with your damn pop-ups that get in my face!), it's not an issue. It's easy for me to ignore them when I'm not in the mood or click through when I am.

5/20/06, 10:20 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Of course we do. Having you become a sell-out allows the rest of us purists to feel just a little more virtuous. KIDDING, only kidding. Hope you rake in some cash for little Thalia's college fund.

5/20/06, 10:58 AM  
Blogger Piece of Work said...

Okay, but there are all those other tempting blog reads attached to that ad! How am I supposed to get anything done?

5/20/06, 11:38 AM  
Blogger The Domesticator said...

I still like you.
OK, you must tell us about the Dennis Rodman thing! Hot wax on nipples? What's up with that?

5/20/06, 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You live a crazy life, Mom-101. KY Jelly, hot wax on your nipples... phew. Feeling pretty boring here in Central PA.

But loving you even more b/c of the ads! No need to apologize to me.

5/20/06, 12:12 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Yeah, I'm with Domesticator... Ads in sidebar, wah wah wah... I want the scoop on Dennis Rodman and hot nipple wax!!

5/20/06, 12:53 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

PLease tell me someone sent you a real email that complained? I dream of that...

5/20/06, 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll love you forever. Always have. Always will.

5/20/06, 1:31 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

I don't see what the big deal is about ads anyway. It doesn't take away from your blog or your writing or your fabulous sense of humour and it won't stop me from reading. At all. It's something I'm considering doing on my blog, seeing as I spend a helluva lot of time either blogging or reading blogs. So you go, girl!

And you didn't let Dennis Rodman pour hot wax on your nipples? WHY NOT?


5/20/06, 3:33 PM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

I just had someone post a negative post about me (or my words) being dumb ... I'm on cloud 9.

5/20/06, 5:06 PM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

Still loving ya.

But I knew I should have went into advertising instead of journalism. Because Rodman and hot wax on my nipples is way more interesting than the local city mayor leering at my nonexistent chest and yakking on about the new trash by-law...

5/20/06, 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ads schmads. bring it on, girlfriend! as long as you're writing... i'm reading.

5/20/06, 6:15 PM  
Blogger BabyonBored said...

God, I would love to be popular enough to have people want to advertise on my blog and anyone who says otherwise is bitter and jealous. I mean, what - do they not like money?

5/20/06, 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are complaining?

I just want to know why I'm not a part of the network! First the KY, then this. I am incredibly jealous.

You go. Girl.

5/20/06, 8:30 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

A few ads aren't going to dissuade me from reading your blog--especially now that you said that about Dennis Rodman. I've GOT to hear that story :)

5/20/06, 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh pu-leeze! With all the crap, er, stuff, we all put in our sidebars, a little ad or two is the least of it. Feel the love, Mom 101, feel the love!

5/20/06, 11:09 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That's great. I love that note. So whoever wrote it had never read your site before, right? Ads are a part of life, that person need to learn to ignore them like the rest of us do....Oh shit, I mean click on them. ;)

5/20/06, 11:35 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Melissa: The note here was my own fabrication, loosely based on the note I created in my own head to me from my alter ego, the cynical reader. I'm sure any real note about this subject would had far more typos in it for me to make fun of.

5/21/06, 1:41 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Our household is also sustained by the dirty dollars of advertising, so, whatever.

And promoting Blogher doesn't really count as shallow, hollow money-pit advertising. Though that kind is okay, too. First up, I hope: hot nipple wax, as endorsed by Dennis Rodman.


5/21/06, 6:37 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Nothing at all wrong with a few tasteful ads. After all, many of us, whether we choose to admit it or not, would love to make even a small living off of our blogging.

I can't wait until they offer the ads to more folks. BlogHer ads have to be better than Google Adsense.

5/21/06, 8:45 AM  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Advertise away. It's your blog. I hope you make a ton of money off of them. I still love you.

5/21/06, 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't there ads on friggin' everything nowadays? My God, I keep expecting to see little billboards on my toilet paper or something equally as strange. A few ads on a sidebar are no big deal. I really, really hate those pop ups that don't have an obvious 'close' button on them. But, I'd read you even if you had those. I hope you get lots of ads and lots of money off of this site! How cool would it be if this became a major source of income?

5/21/06, 4:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I still like ya!

5/21/06, 5:18 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Still here, still reading. You should get paid for this writing. It's good stuff!

5/22/06, 11:44 AM  
Blogger j.sterling said...

i would be pysched too! people just like to bitch.

5/22/06, 2:38 PM  
Blogger jdg said...

just for the record, the complainant WAS NOT me.

although I did let Dennis Rodman pour hot wax all over my nipples once, in 1989. goddamn it was hard to get that wax out of my chest hair.

5/22/06, 6:29 PM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

Oh fuck, don't get me started. I can't BELIEVE that anyone has a problem with ads on your site when you are WRITING FOR THEIR ENJOYMENT FOR FREE. I mean, you (and I, frankly) deserve to make any money you can get for your AHEM, FREE blog, which is clearly providing a great deal of enjoyment for a great many people.

This doesn't apply to text ads placed in between posts. If you ever do that, I'll have to have you drawn and quartered.

5/22/06, 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I don't suppose your loyal reader offered to pay you an annual retainer or anything to save your soul from the dark side.

Loyal, my tushie.

5/29/06, 10:04 AM  

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