Bloggety Blah Blah Blah — December 18, 2010 at 11:57 am

Eclectablog update


I’ve have some news that I thought I’d share with y’all. First, as I mentioned previously, I have added Google AdSense ads to the blog for which I receive a small sum when they are clicked. While I hate having ads as much you probably hate seeing them, bringing in a little revenue helps me to keep doing this and I’ve been pretty gratified by the small stream of income it has produced. I don’t have control over the ads that show up but they are typically related to the content on the blog. Since this is an “eclectic” blog, expect wide-ranging ads. Some may seem at odds with my personal politics but, what the heck, it’s money from their bank account and into mine so that’s okay, right? ;)

Second, as you may have noticed, I have removed my picture and name from the upper right of the page and replaced the photo with an Eclectablog logo. Just thought I’d be a little less conspicuous about my personal identity.

Third, I have added a PayPal donation button to the right hand sidebar. If you are interested in helping keep the lights on at Eclectablog but don’t want to click through on the ads, that’s another alternative for you.

Fourth, I’m pleased to announce that I have been invited to be a front-page blogger at The People’s View, a blog for progressives that tries to avoid the vitriol and rancor that seems to dominate places like Daily Kos these days. I will be cross-posting stuff from Eclectablog there from time to time and encourage you to visit there.

Finally, Eclectablog has been added to Pragmatic News. Pragmatic News describes themselves thusly:

Pragmatic News is an aggregator of the latest posts from liberal blogs that espouse a realistic attitude toward politics. The sites on this feed reject ideological purity and reactionary hysteria in the belief that neither approach contributes to a reality-based view of the world.

At Pragmatic News you can see the most recent postings from a variety of most-excellent progressive blogs like Blackwaterdog’s The only adult in the room, Blue Wave News, The Bonddad Blog and several others. Highly recommended and I’m honored to be part of their group. Check ’em out.

That’s it for now. If you have any suggestions for improving Eclectablog, drop me an email and share your ideas. Text to big? Text too small? Too cluttered? Too Spartan? I’m interested in your impressions.

I’m just sayin’…