There are times in this blogging life where sometimes, we have to use our powers for good (money).
It’s kind of like when you actually pay for a magazine at the bookstore instead of reading the entire thing while you sip your coffee then put the magazine back on the rack for some other shlub to pay for it.
Basically, what I’m saying is sometimes, we bloggers have to do things to make money to make this whole blogging thing worth everyone’s time. Sometimes, that means we publish sponsored posts and include affiliate links in our posts. There’s only so many pennies I can earn from the CPM on those sidebar ads before I start writing controversial linkbait-y posts just for the negative attention-clicks. And NO ONE wants to see that happen.
I’ll always be authentic and truthful on this here blog of mine. Mostly because I have a hard time even keeping the truth straight. That said, these super awesome nerd shirts from Mental Floss are ones I totally want. Consider it a bonus that they’re linked using affiliate links.
Though this shirt may not work for me (because as we already know, my Patronus is Rachel Maddow holding a chimichanga), my Anna totally needs this shirt from Mental Floss. The kid is a reading wizard and is 1/4 of the way through Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.
I don’t know what I did to have a kid who at 7 years old reads Harry Potter books proficiently, but if I could bottle her genius, I’d make gajillions and wouldn’t have to use affiliate links or ads on my blog.
But I guess we can say Anna gets her nerdiness from us, her parents, because we gave her a name that we spell backwards.
For two days, take an extra 20% off* everything in the Mental Floss sale for the President’s Day sale, starting on 2/20/12 at 12:01am EST through 2/21/12 at 11:59pm EST. Just enter Mental Floss coupon code 20BYGEORGE at checkout.
*The sale excludes clearance, magazine subscriptions and package deals.
SO really what I’m saying is don’t hate on us bloggers for doing what we can to make a couple of extra pennies so we’re not that magazine at the bookstore who gets used and abused then put back. Click a link or banner a few times. It doesn’t hurt too much, and it makes us love you more.
Your blogger thanks you.