Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at
Once upon a time, not so long ago, a man of some note was on a plane heading back to Canberra. Feeling a little peckish he inquired of the young female attendant whether he could have his special meal on the ‘VIP’ flight. Unfortunately for the young woman the meal he requested was unavailable, and upon letting him know the man completely lost it. In front of the other passengers he began to verbally abuse the woman, so much so that it finally reduced the poor girl to tears.
If this happened at work it could be grounds for dismissal. No matter how you look at it, the actions of the abusive man is intolerable. You certainly would not expect a well brought up person to react in such a fashion and yet this is exactly what Kevin Rudd did. Yep, I kid you not, the rude and abusive person was none other than our esteemed Prime Minister Kevin 747 Rudd. Apparently it wasn’t even the first time he’s reacted this way.
Personally I would expect the Prime Minister, or the leader of any country for that matter, to act as a exemplary role model for the country he is representing. When asked at the G20 Summit about his actions Rudd replied that he was only human and like everyone else can make a mistake. Is he for real? It’s not like he forgot to say please or something. He abused another human being just because she was not able to satisfy his culinary needs, especially when it was out of her control.
All I can say Rudd is that sorry does not cut it. It appears that just like some others in the Labor Party, referring to Labor MP Belinda Neal and the fiasco at the Iguanas Waterfront Restaurant, Rudd should think about an anger management course. He puts on a nice front when he is in the public eye but it seems that there is a completely different side to Rudd when the cameras are not rolling.
OK, I’ve had my rant and now I want to get some feedback from you, my readers. Do you think that Rudd has the right to blow up at the average person just because he is PM? And what of his lame apology saying that no-one is perfect. This isn’t the sort of mistake anyone with common sense would make, and then to say he was sorry only after he was caught out, and after his ministers tried to cover it up.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at
- Adsense: $41.24
- Voxsant: $0.33
- Kontera: $0.06
- Project Wonderful: $0.39
- Clix Galore: $0.31
- Chitika: $1.88
- Freebies4Webmaster : 10 GBP
- Infolinks: $0.47
- Advertisers: $9
- E-Junkie: $117
- Paid Posts $68
It’s absolutely amazing how quickly March went by. I feel like I’d only just posted February’s stats and now I have to work out the stats for March.
The first thing that stands out is my Adsense earnings which have absolutely gone through the roof, an increase of just over 150% on February’s results. The only thing I can attribute this to is my theme change. I’m not sure yet how it’s related but I find it strange that the earnings jump at the same time that I change to the FlexSqueeze Theme. Actually that is not entirely true as I’m pretty sure that it has to do with the Adsense portion of the theme, that allows me to display the ads in more prominent positions. I’m going to see if I can set up channels so that I can actually track which ones are working the best.
The other main difference is the addition of E-Junkie which is the site that I use to promote the FlexSqueeze Theme. So far I’ve had 3 people that have purchased the multi use version. I’m sure that they are pleased with it, and I hope I am not imposing on them to provide some feedback on how they find the theme.
Chitika is down, but that is probably because I’m not displaying as many ads due to the them change.
All in all I am pretty wrapped with last months results and I can only hope that it is surpassed by this months.
Monday, March 30th, 2009 at
I’m a member of quite a few affiliates and what really pisses me off is those emails that state that one affiliate or another that I have been advertising has terminated their account and could I please remove their ad and replace it with another. The problem is, unless I have it on the home page or something, I don’t remember where the hell I’ve put the damn thing, and I’m not going to waste a day just looking for it.
That got the old brain a whirring as I just had to work out a way of being able to display ads but not having to worry about them folding on me. Then I remembered a feature of ClixGalore, one that until just before this post I was not making use of. The feature that I am talking about isn’t unique to them as there are a lot of other sites that utilize it, it’s just that I wasn’t taking advantage of it. I am talking about rotating ads. This is where you select those affiliates that you are interested in, you then enter the code into your blog with the knowledge that a new ad is shown every time the page is refreshed. Example below.
I’ve moved Amazon over to the right sidebar so that I can now display ClixGalore
in a more prominent position. I’ve also chosen a variety of sizes, from skyscraper ads to the 125×125 ads to mix things up a bit. I like the fact that they have a selection of PPC ads available so that I know I will at least make something when someone clicks on an them. The best hing about it is that if an advertiser decides to pull out I needn’t worry anymore about those annoying emails as they are automatically removed from the rotation.
I’ve even decided to start up a comment profile so I can occasionally put one in a comment. When I get time I will set up different profiles so I can have one to promote different products for different occasions such as Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and even Thanksgiving for my mates in the States.