I'm considering allowing ads. Especially after hearing from a friend who pockets a hundred bucks every now and then from the ads on her site. I visit other blogs with ads, most are not the flashy animated ones like you see on popular retail Web sites so I'm not put off. A couple of y'all have ads on your blogs and if what you're sayin is holdin my interest, the ads are invisible. Since I'm not workin full time, any and all extra income helps.
In order to save a little, we've cut back on a few things. I was reluctant to reduce my internet service from high speed down to 55 mph, but it's not that much of a difference. And we canceled our home phone and are now using strictly cell phones. I've also canceled plans to attend the Granddaddy of all Flower Shows this year, which was a tough decision, but necessary we think.
I hope y'all don't think I'm whining, but some of you might. I think a few of my in-laws have changed their view of me since before the election when they found out that I was voting for Obama. Some seem to believe that no one is worse off than they are, and if you think you've got it bad, just walk a mile or two in their shoes and you'll see otherwise. Do you know someone who thinks your problems or worries or financial difficulties are not legitimate because they don't match the level of struggling that they go through? I do.
I've not made the decision to allow ads just yet. I'll read up on it some and make my decision soon. Just be forewarned and please don't stop visiting, that'd really hurt my feelins.
Having said all that, I've also been doin some contemplating about a few other things regarding ... oh ... I don't know what to call it without it sounding cliche. Everyone's heard all the terms and most of y'all are fed up with them. So I'll try to explain it the best I can without using those other words. Here goes:
I'm on a steering committee for a commercial kitchen incubator project development plan. And we've just began distributing surveys (which are a type of feasibility study) to see if local farmers or market gardeners might be interested in using such a facility. Just click Regional Food Venture at Munnell Run Farm to read more about the kitchen incubator. I've had interest in this project for about the past five years or so and now I'd like to try and integrate its use into other areas besides farms and food entrepreneurs. I think our local schools and their lunch programs need revamped and I know this is a concern on the national level as well.
What will it take for such a facility to become viable in an economically depressed area of rural Pennsylvania? How might the President's stimulus package have sway with local conservative politicians who're seeing the small farms of their constituents being auctioned off left and right?
How does talk of growing your own food measure up against talk of a trillion dollar national deficit? I might not be able to answer questions like that, but I do know this: we all have to eat!