Here's another recession buster tip. Not for you--for bloggers! I've decided to make Tuesday my blog appreciation day and so can you. How? Easy! If you read a blog or multiple blogs, whether at home or at work (shirking? no--just taking a little break), click on two or three ads per blog. Where are the ads? Look around--I'll bet you'll find some in the margins somewhere. Not every blog has ads, but many do and by clicking on them, you give your friendly, neighborhood blogger some much-needed chump change. And in these dire economic times--chump change means: groceries. So click on those ads. Your blog editors will appreciate it and you'll feel good, knowing you kept that free content going.
Confession: I always forget to click on blog ads, even for blogs I read every day. That's why I decided to make a conscious decision to always do so on Tuesdays. Why Tuesdays? Well, Mondays are too busy. Fridays are for getting wasted. Wednesdays and Thursdays are for doing all the things you said you'd do on Monday. Tuesday's just kind of hanging there, not much good for anything. So make it an enriching advertising free-for-all.
I just clicked on several ads on several blogs that I read. I learned where to get Fleetwood Mac concert tickets; how to attend the Chicago Auto Show and the New York Comic Con; took a trip to a place called Code City; pondered ancestry.com; and heard the latest vocoder duet from Rhiana. Did I want to experience any of this? No. But it only took about 40 seconds of my life to do so and it gives the bloggers SO MUCH in return (like .0002 cents per ad or something).
So do all of us bloggers a favor. And by all I mean ALL bloggers. Make Tuesday Blog Appreciation Day. I know I will.
And for you, blog readers, EVERY day is appreciation day around here. For you, here's the Waseda University all-boy cheerleading team.