The simple answer is that the ads are a win-win situation, not just for me, but for anyone who meanders around these blogs.
Here’s how it works, in three easy steps:
1. I fill the sidebar of this blog with ads for products and services relating to topics that I think will interest you (yoga, fitness, blogging, getting your writing published, recipes, personality-probing quizzes, etc.).
2. You take a second to click on an ad, maybe get a laugh, maybe get a small tidbit of information about something that interests you.
3. I make a few cents. Literally. Like two cents for each click.
It seems fair to me, especially when you consider that it takes me up to an hour, or sometimes longer, to produce an enjoyable read for you, and I do it on a nearly daily basis without payment of any kind.
So, if you enjoy what you read here at YC, then it would be sosososososo wonderful if you could take a second or two to click on one of the links listed on my side bar. I promise I won’t spend the two cents in one place.