This month marks the third anniversary of Tales of Two Cities. Three years ago this blog began as the last statewide election cycle was in its final weeks. Three years later the silly season is on us again and this time around Tales of Two Cities will be blogging about the races from the get go. I hope to keep it interesting and perhaps a little edgy too.
These three years have been pretty gratifying for me. Three years ago, before I attached a site meter to the blog, my best guess was that about 200 people visited here every month. Now, thanks to the aid of Site Meter and Google Analytics, I know that a little over 10,000 visitors pass through here every month. Over half of those visitors qualify as being “absolutely unique” which is described by Google as being “the number of unduplicated (counted only once) visitors to your website over the course of a specified time period. A Unique Visitor is determined using cookies.” So far this year, the number of visitors has increased every month.
Over the past year or so, I have been approached about selling ad space on Tales of Two Cities and I have now decided to give it a shot. I admit to finding the thought of receiving some compensation for this labor appealing, particularly in these recessionary times. I could use a new digital camera and it would be nice to buy flowers for Mama Wordbones once in awhile. I figure that if I actually generate some revenue I can justifiably refer to blogging as something other than an obsession. I do promise I won’t junk the place up with things like ad words. What you see now is pretty much what Tales of Two Cities will look like with advertising and I reserve the right to refuse to accept any ad that I think would be inappropriate. I don’t need the money that bad.
So what will an ad cost here?
I haven’t quite figured that out yet so I’m going to start by suggesting that anyone interested in advertising here drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any reasonable offer will not be refused providing, as previously stated, the proposed ad in question is deemed by the Tales of Two Cities Revenue Authority to be appropriate.
I would also like to encourage readers to submit ideas, hot tips, political intrigues and suspicions of malfeasance. I have no interest in conspiracy theories. Anonymous commenter’s will always provide plenty of that.
Thanks to all the visitors for three good years. As long as you keep visiting, I’ll keep posting.