This will come as no surprise to some. You see, I've thrown in the towel on prostituting the Box Canyon Blog and struck a deal with The Heavenly Father. If He would but forgive my foolish "optimism," I will follow His Son's example... chase moneychangers from the Temple and restore commercial chastity to my soiled dove pages (three Proud Mary's and sign of the cross).
I feel all clean inside... like after communion or a good old alter call. No more wading around in my stomped heart's blood hoping for a handout. Goodbye Google Ad (non) Sense; it works only for others, they and them.
I will earn honest money doing "summer camp" time at the pool instead, just look for a guy in an orange jumpsuit with POW written on the back. Oh please, don't mistake sarcasm for bitterness; laugh along with me at my naive innocence at the ways of the Universe... how it dumps on the Just and the Unjust. Daddy was right, there are no free rides. On the other hand, sustaining a good blog requires a lot of time and effort... so it's not like I was asking for ad-clicks and doing nothing to earn them.
In the long run it's best not to become dependent on Adsense anyway for they are a fickle lot of "pushers" up in Goo Goo land. Once you become addicted to the income, the Goo Gods can just cut you off for no good reason, or even for suspected reasons that are not true. And you can't just call them and ask why, either. They have plenty of people generating income; why take time to respond to little old you? The Google Adsense Forum is jammed with bloggers and web site entrepreneurs wondering why their financial rug was ripped out from under them with no explanation. Goo Gods don't respond, they're too busy counting money.
Still, the idea of writing and photographing for a living has a dream-like appeal. I'll just have to look elsewhere and work harder on my off-line projects... which are even riskier than Google Ads. Not to worry, for every dream that goes up in smoke ten await its place.
Big wheel keep on churnin'
Proud Mary keep on burnin'
rollin' on the river