Site News: The Corona Effect

Site News: The Corona Effect


May 23, 2020

I know posting has slowed a bit in recent days. I will admit that the general slowdown of everything has quelled my motivation to write. I’m still getting site traffic, so that’s something, but the bottom line is that an ad glitch with AdSense and the crappy economy have sucked dry almost all monetary reward. And while I started this blog twelve years ago for nothing but fun, my priorities have changed since 2008.

This post isn’t about asking for donations. Some of you are already very generous, and everyone’s taking a financial hit during quarantine. This post isn’t a “farewell” because I intend to continue the blog.

This is only meant to be an insight into a) the financial effects of coronavirus and b) an explanation for the posting slowdown.

Here are a couple more detailed looks, starting with Amazon:

As of May 23, the earnings for Amazon in May are at $9.17. That’s about $0.42 per day (through 22 days of reporting).

AdSense is more productive, but you can see in red the downward trend – after a couple months of downward trends. April was down 32% from March, and May is down 25% from April.

We’re 22 full days into the month, and the site is taking in less than $5 per day, so I just can’t justify cranking out article after article wh

There are admittedly flaws in my business plan. I don’t seek out ads, and random Russian businessmen often e-mail me with offers I ignore. Maybe they could make me rich, or maybe I end up with a guy wearing a thick gold chain named Boris shoving a Glock in my nostril.

So. Don’t send money. Don’t cry.

Please just keep this post in mind if you visit the site and don’t 2-3 new articles per day.

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    je93
    May 23, 2020 at 9:49 AM

    I sent a donation through PayPal back on 5 May. Hope you got it

    • Thunder
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      May 24, 2020 at 10:40 AM

      Yes, I did receive it. Thank you! I usually post a “thank you” a day or two later in one of the posts, so I apologize if I didn’t include you.

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    SRVRIP
    May 23, 2020 at 8:48 PM

    I have read your blog religiously for years. Quite frankly, its simply the best. Insightful and fair. Hope things improve for you and thank you for doing this. Go Blue.

    • Thunder
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      May 24, 2020 at 9:48 AM

      Thank you for reading, and thanks for signing up!

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