Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I Blog for the Dogs

Today marks my 100th post to the Santiago Street Loft blog and I feel that it’s an event worth celebrating–anyone up for Chipotle?

And how do I plan on celebrating?
By placing tiny ads on the blog!

Before you say that I’ve “sold out”, or worse, turned into ad-scam scum like Don Lapre, hear me out.

All of the ads on this site are present thanks to the work of Google’s AdSense program. I get to select where the ads go, and Google populates them with content.

When an ad appears on the blog, or even better, when a user clicks on one of these ads, my AdSense account generates a tiny amount of money.

From my understanding (being that this is my first time using the program), when my account reaches a certain threshold, Google will EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) the earning into my bank account.

So now what?

As some of you may know, I’m somewhat of an animal-lover. I say somewhat because I still eat meat. But of all the things that are most important to me in this life, my doggie ranks pretty high on the list.

It has been almost a year and half since the wife and I adopted our beloved little fur-monster and still to this day I feel a debt of gratitude to the organization that helped bring her love into our loving home.

Pet Pro Life is a local non-profit volunteer organization that works to help dogs (and sometimes cats) find new loving homes when the world has turned their back on them, often rescuing animals from kill shelters or really bad situations.

As of today, all generated revenue from the ads on this blog will be donated to help Pet Pro Life continue to find good homes for great animals.

Donation updates will be posted on this blog regularly, so please continue to stop by on a regular basis and don’t be afraid to click on an ad or two.

P.S. I dare you to watch this ASPCA video and not well up–I double-dog dare you.


Santa Ana Slim said...

I welled up just reading your post. I think that's a great idea and very noble of you. Let's talk to Calendar Jason and see if we can make up a "Men of the SSL" swimsuit calendar. That'll be sure to raise some money for the cause...

Shotgun August!

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

i think i just threw up a little.

Stephen Manning said...

I need to go canine companion adoption shopping.

Anonymous said...

congrats on your dedication to your neighborhood Ben, I've been braving the rain and cold but I'll make a trip to your community to leave you a fresh gift.