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3.21.2006

Mama needs a new pair of shoes

I have decided to put advertising on my site. You may have noticed the public service banner that has turned into advertisements for whatever the Google robot has deemed relevant to my site. (I'm not sure how well the robot can read, because first thing this morning I had an ad in Italian for the Italian Communist Party. Lawd knows I don't be talken bout no politiks on this herr new fangled blawg thangy.)

Anyway, don't be alarmed! I have simply sent my blog to work the corner and I'll be here to slap it and tell it to give me my money.

Hopefully.

15 Comments:

Blogger american girl in italy said...

Ciao! Do you onlyget money if people click on your banner, or jsut for having it on your site? Do they mail you a check or does it go into a paypal or something account? Do you know how mcuh you can make? I am trying to decide if I want to do it...? :OS I looked for these amswers onthe site but couldn't find them.

3/21/2006 5:06 AM

 
Blogger american girl in italy said...

I found the page that answers most of those questions. Sorry, i am a loser. haha Let me know how much you make!! Did you stil want to know where I inserted teh pic in my header? I found it (I think) haha

3/21/2006 5:12 AM

 
Anonymous Randy said...

Stinky feet, stinky farts and communist party advertising. Is this just a digression or has the blog thangy taken a new turn. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! and the stinkiest part is the communist advertising. Sorry about that. That is my deemohcrat merican side coming out.

3/21/2006 7:55 AM

 
Blogger Annika said...

well now the ad's about compost toilets... :D

3/21/2006 11:20 AM

 
Blogger Ginnie said...

Talk to me about this. Does it work? Do you get money?? I'm retired and need all the help I can get. Seriously :)

3/21/2006 11:25 AM

 
Blogger eProf2 said...

Good morning from Arizona.

Somehow, I stumbled onto your blog and couldn't stop reading it. I particulary enjoyed the photos and your commentaries,especially while in Venice.

I first visited Naples in late January of 1958 while in the US Navy. I was a scared 17 year old visiting a foreign country for the first time ever from San Francisco. But, with the warmth and charm of so many Italians, I felt right at home for whatever reasons. To this day, I still have so many fond memories of Italy, not the least of which comes from the song, Bolari (sp?), which became popular about four months before it hit the states and I got to sing-along for the entire spring of 1958 while still in the Med. I took the train from Naples to Venice and loved the trip. Maybe you took the same train ride?

I returned to Italy again in 1960 for another six months of going in and out of Italian sea ports from the north to Sicily in the south. Saw Pope John 23rd on this trip in his summer home. Most interesting as it was more like a rock concert than a holy day.

Well, I'm sure I'm boring you, but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your blog. I'll check in every once in awhile. Good luck with the family and boyfriend stuff and don't forget to wear your slippers. :-)

3/21/2006 1:27 PM

 
Blogger Annika said...

Btw, if you ever make any money from your ads, please tell me the secret as mine aren't generating anything whatsoever!

3/21/2006 1:38 PM

 
Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

Ok people, dont freak about the "Communist Add". What you have to understand is that The Comminust Party in Italy is a bit different the Communist Party that we Americans have all grown to hate. This is coming from a conserative Indiana girl living in the heart of the "Red Lands" of Italy. In fact, I STILL don't understand why they even called the Communist Party in the first place since it is so different. At the end of the day, the Communist Party in Italy is just the far far left party, what we would call extreme liberals in America (or far left democrats). And no, I am NOT a communist OR a liberal (which makes living in the Red Lands all that more funny).

Now as for this add thing.... let me know what kind of dough you bring home. I had thought about doing it, but didn't think it would really make much. Good luck though!
Cyn

3/21/2006 2:30 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great blog!! Oh how I miss Italy! I spent the last year abroad, and traveled to Italy as much as possible! If you are at all interested in seeing what other people are doing as well you should check [this out] when you get a minute! Take care and happy travels!

3/21/2006 3:31 PM

 
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

tracie nice to see the ads working. They are now talking about myspace...

3/21/2006 4:46 PM

 
Blogger traveller one said...

Hello!
Mr eprof.... I think the name of the song is "Volare":sung by Sinatra by the way!
Volare, oh oh, cantare, oh oh oh oh
Let's fly way up to the clouds, away from the maddening crowds,
We can sing in the glow of a star that I know of
Where lovers enjoy peace of mind
Let us leave the confusion and all disillusion behind
Just like bird of a feather, a rainbow together we'll find!

3/21/2006 5:21 PM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

Cara Cowgirl (AKA American Girl in Italy) - May I suggest you use Yahoo ads instead of Google. They actually pay and respect the contract.

In Napoli you can get some great handmade shoes however the first bucks should be spent at Marinella for hubby!

3/21/2006 5:54 PM

 
Blogger Dario said...

Ciao from Austin, Tx. A friend of yours, in my Italian class, told me about your blog. It's my dream to do as you are. My grandparents were from Calabria and I look to return to my roots one day.

Here is an idea somewhat like Google ads. I have a shop at www.cafepress.com/italianthings were we can link. Any sales that come from your site will earn 20%.

Love your blog and plan to check it regularly.

Bouna fortuna,

Dario

3/22/2006 5:02 PM

 
Blogger Dario said...

Ciao from Austin, Tx. A friend of yours, in my Italian class, told me about your blog. It's my dream to do as you are. My grandparents were from Calabria and I look to return to my roots one day.

Here is an idea somewhat like Google ads. I have a shop at www.cafepress.com/italianthings were we can link. Any sales that come from your site will earn 20%.

Love your blog and plan to check it regularly.

Bouna fortuna,

Dario

3/22/2006 5:02 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

I don't think I can accept any ads along with the google ones, but i'll check it out. you know with my google ads Imade 10 whole cents yesterday. now that will inspire some loyalty!

thanks for visiting...do I know this friend from you italian class?

3/23/2006 3:02 AM

 

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