Friday, June 29, 2007

Proof that I am a techno-nerd AND a cyber-whore

Today I'm going to talk about something which might end up being complicated, but maybe not. At the very least, it will be long-winded, and I apologize in advance for that.
There are a few sites out there which will pay you money to blog about specific products & services. PayPerPost is an example of one of those sites.
When I first started blogging, I couldn't understand why someone would want to put ads on their blog. I didn't like it. It annoyed me. I suppose part of me still feels that way, but I've become softened to the idea.
Don't worry, I'm not talking about doing paid posts here at The Jannaverse. Here you can enjoy the clean fresh air of an ad-free environment.
(Ahhh! Smells like oranges! No, wait.... pine cones!)

I'm talking about my other blog, over at Jantics. From the very beginning, it was intended to be a blog that would include sponsored posts. To be perfectly honest with you, that's because I'm dead poor and desperately need the money. Desperately. I am dead dirt poor. (And dead dirt is the poorest of all. Any gardener will tell you that).
So, that's why you'll occasionally see PayPerPost ads over at Jantics. I hope this doesn't turn any of you off. Less than half the posts will be paid ads. Most will be stuff that's just like what you read over here. (e.g. bizarre lists, weird cravings, nonsense, with the occasional bit of actual real life).
The Jannaverse will remain ad-free, though part of me sometimes wishes otherwise. That's because The Jannaverse is a PR-4 blog, and is therefore eligible for better opportunities than Jantics, which is currently PR-zero.
(PR stands for "Page Pank". You can check yours by going HERE. Click HERE and HERE if you need that number explained further). The Page Ranks are done by Google, and they're only updated every three months or so. (Sometimes more often, sometimes less, but that seems to be the average, from what I hear). Rumor has it that the next ranking will be done in mid-to-late July.
I really hope that Jantics will then be evaluated as more than a PR-zero. It should be, but then again, I've heard horror stories about sites that have remained at zero-level for a long time, regardless of their links. This scares me, really.
One thing that helps PR to increase is the number of people that have linked to a particular site. The more people that link to you, the better your PR will be.
So, IF you happen to visit Jantics, and IF you like it well enough to return, I would be ever so grateful if you'd consider possibly adding it to your list of links.
Speaking of links, I updated my blogroll the other day and added a lot of people. (More will probably be added in the future!) I also "floobled" the list so it's collapsible now. This makes the sidebar look a little neater. See the sidebar, where it says "Blogs to Visit"? Click on the plus sign over to the right. That makes the list visible. Cool, huh?
That same list is posted in my sidebar at Jantics, too. There it's called "Friends of The Jannaverse." Plus I ALSO have the same list over at yet another blog I've started recently. So you guys are getting three separate links out of me! Three times the linky goodness.
Doesn't that just give you a warm fuzzy feeling?
Let's hug.


metalmom said...

Hey, Boss! I did a post for your new venture. And I had some fun with it. Good luck with Jantics -I really enjoy it!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

still looking, still not seeing my link.... sigh. (she hangs her head and leaves quietly)

smiles, bee

Danielle said...

Yep, I got both your sites linked up nice and good. I have the same PR of 4, I just learned this two days ago and apparently it's not too bad. I started doing some (2) sponsored posts, had google ads which isn't worth the space and my amazon links. The sponsored posts earned me $10. Go for what you know, sweets.

Have a great weekend!

Janna said...

Metalmom: Thanks for the review! I need all the help I can get! :)

Bee: You're there; I added you! You're alphabetized in with the M's instead of the B's.

Danielle: Thank you for the links! You rock! :)

Lynda said...

Interesting. 3 of my blogs are N/A. Another is a 3, and my main one that I don't want to do PPP on is a 4 also.

And I have you on my Google Reader, but I really need to update my bloglines. I think I am still linked to blogs that have been gone for months now.

Marilyn said...

I'll link Jantics right away... I've been meaning to anyway.

And hey, I have a PR of 3... I had no idea. Somebody must love me.

Turnbaby said...

I'll update my links this weekend and I am gonna pimp your graphics sugar with a preview of Fab's Sunday show and Mo's Tuesday show.

And thank you because now I know my little ole blog is a pr 4 too!!


Michael said...

The other site looks good and not ad heavy with interesting content. I shall check both out on my regular jaunt through the blogosphere.

I thought about doing something similar bu so far think it may take the joy out of blogging to do sponsored posts.

But maybe I can get Moleskine to start sending mew some of their notebooks If I mention them enough!

Michael said...

Ok maybe I need to learn to type also, I am glad Firefox spell checks as I write comments, but I sometimes miss stuff.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I can't hug you. You might have pink eye.

Janna said...

Lynda: I'm a multi-blogger now too! We should start a support group!

Marilyn: Yay! Thanks for the link! And congrats on being a PR-3!

Turnbaby: Thanks for any pimping you feel like doing. That would be great! :)

Michael: Feel free to share any extra notebooks you don't want! :)

Mr. Fab: Pink eye? Why would I have pink eye?