Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Little Paranoid Rambling (from Adam's Basement)

I have, somewhat frequently made fun of the fact that I have earned about 8 cents in ad revenue from the ads on my blog.  A few days ago I went to block certain ads from my site, particularly political ads, because I don't want the ads on my website to misrepresent me.  I think that is perfectly fair.

Then I decided to rant about the situation.  Also, again, my right...  I mean I didn't make any threats or anything of that nature, no.  I merely said what was on my mind, at least the public version of it, anyway.

A few hours later, on my blogger home page I noticed that the link to my adsense account is completely gone.  The link to adsense is still visible on the other blogs I've started, but my adsense account no longer exists.  I mean... The option isn't even available anymore?  Really?  Why?  What the Hell?

I am not worried about the ad revenue.  Really, Google, you can keep your 8 cents.  I'm good.  I don't know if it is purely coincidental or a glitch, but the timing is very intriguing.  Ironically, when I check my page I am getting all kinds of the ads that I definitely blocked.

I don't know what's going on, I don't know what I should do -- if there is anything for me to do?  I do feel it is important for me to have some level of control over the ads on my page.  I haven't received any kind of correspondence from Google; however, after I posted the rant, I began having trouble with my site going down.  I would try to view it to see changes I had made, but Chrome could not find it.  I know others were having problems viewing it as well.

Trying to figure out what was wrong and changing different settings to see what effect each one had, I activated the adult content warning page (sorry about that, by the way).  Then, magically, I stopped having trouble with my page.  I don't know what to believe, I just had to say something.  I am probably being paranoid and am worrying about nothing.  It's probably best (for me) to just assume my sanity is questionable than to assume that someone really is fucking with me.

I don't really want to publish this, but I feel like I have to publish it.  Even if nobody reads it.  At least it will be out there.

Or maybe not.  I don't know.  Wow, I am indecisive.

Or maybe I am misleading you, to distract you.  Maybe it's a ploy and I am just having fun.  Maybe I am completely serious.


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