A Thankful Countdown: Day 8

16 November, 2011 | | 9 Comments

I’ve decided to count down to Thinksgiving, and take a moment each day to think about things I’m thankful for. 

Number Eight:  People who click on the ads on the blog.

I really, really appreciate it.  Both of you who’ve taken a moment and clicked the stupid ad, and let the ad page load all the way.  I know you’re not interested in whatever’s being advertised, and no one expects anyone to actually buy anything from one of those ads, but the difference between “looking at” the ad and “clicking on” the ad, is, as they say, the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.   This blog has brought me hours of joy, a place to rant and an audience with whom to do so, and about sixty seven cents. 

So thank you for clicking.  Both of you. 

The rest of you, if you’ve got a minute or two before your next meeting – think about clicking the ad.  I know it’s dumb.  But next year, I’ll be thanking YOU in this space!


  1. Diane Henders says:

    There, see what a little self-promotion can do? I hadn’t even noticed the ad until you mentioned it (selective blindness is one of my more advanced traits – I think I may have some man genes).

    So I clicked. I even let the page load. Don’t spend it all in one place. :-)

  2. Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    LOL Diane, it’s all self-promotion, innit? Thank you! And speaking of which, just so you know, the first of the Spy series is on my Amazon wish list; can’t wait to get my copy!

  3. Kim Hansen says:

    What ad?

  4. Sara says:

    Ad? What ad? OIC – ok I will click!

  5. Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    @Sara, thank you! A thousand times! Or at least, sixty-seven cents’ worth of times!

  6. Sara says:

    Right this second I just can’t click on the ad. It has some barely clad buxom woman pictured and it’s unclear what it’s an ad for -dating site perhaps, though a very different demographic than my own predilections ;)

  7. tony says:

    i only did it so you could afford donuts instead of healthy bagels at work

  8. Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    @ Tony, you know I appreciate those donuts! I’ll save the holes for you.

  9. Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    @ Sara – I appreciate the thought! Once the ad switches to something less buxom – although Tony (above) clicked on that one twice – you can click away!

Leave a Reply

We love to hear your views.