Thursday, 17 November 2016

Monetize

At my age, it is not a good time to be worrying about your future, but I've had a rather disturbing phone call from the basket into which I seem to have put all my eggs. Younger, more dynamic people are poised to take my third class seat on the gravy train in which I have been travelling for about 20 years. Oh well, let's hope it is just another case of the paranoia which I am prone to.

'Gravy train' gives the wrong impression, but I think that the newcomers view it like that. I am beginning to feel as pointless as I think they are portraying me. Don't worry, none of this will be touched upon in the Christmas Round Robin which will fall on your doormat in December. I will be vicariously living my life through the blossoming careers of the kids.

It may be grey and rainy outside, but look what I have just recieved from Google Blogger:

Good news! Your account qualifies for AdSense fast-tracking 
We estimate that you could make up to £8.74 per month*. Join millions of other bloggers making money through AdSense

I don't like the look of that little asterix next to 'per month'...


26 comments:

  1. Wow. 8.74 a month! What will you do with all that money?!?! -Jenn

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    1. I might spend it on a coffee on the porch with you.

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  2. I have no idea what you are talking about
    Mind you i have just spent 85p on a custard tart i didnt eat!!!!

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  3. Better get out haunting the antique shops and fairs. You seem to have a gift for making money on antiques. I know many who make a living doing it and it would sure be a lot easier than hauling stone. I think your experience far outweighs the new guard so I wouldn't worry.

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    1. I'm quite good at buying antiques but not so good at consistently selling them. All the dealers I know are on the verge of bankruptcy. It's the current economic climate, you know. Mind you, it means that you can buy them for very little, but I don't have the time left to keep them sitting in a warehouse for 20 years.

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  4. I wonder if they pay in real money, or in "reward points" to be spent on Google shopping.

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  5. Wow! Better make a Brexit before you have the EU apparatchiks after you for their cut.

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  6. Blogger will be giving us loyalty cards next !! ... I hate ads on blogs. I've just been offered yet another giveaway ...... it's getting as annoying as cold calling. XXXX

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    1. Apparrently there is a new way our readers are connected, but I cannot be arsed to find out how.

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  7. I've had invitations to promote various products via my posts, but like Amy, just said no, no, no.

    Hoping that you will retain your window seat on that train.

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    1. If they offered me £500 a week I could be tempted - maybe men's cosmetics?

      I have made a bit of a breakthrough today re the train, by simply asserting myself and reminding them that I am actually worth something, despite their ignorance.

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  8. Am I eligible for a loan now that you sound as though you are coming in to some money?

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    1. You can have access to the 74p Weave, but I strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions before clicking the 'yes' button.

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  9. New hats, new shoes, new gumboots, new axes. I see your life now changing in many ways.

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    1. So do I, but I'm not sure if it will all be new.

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  10. Sometimes you go on a bit, Tom, and other times every word of yours is a gem. I'm not just saying that because you may be coming into £8.74 per month.

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    1. In the light of your comment Mise, I have just re-read this post (trying to work out if I am going on or mouthing gems) and it struck me that it is - accidentally, I think - very much in the style of your succint and pithy posts which I miss so much. Gwan! Write some more!

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  11. For those of us who never *had a trust fund or *worked on Wall Street, aging is financially precarious. Sometimes revelling in the autumn colors is not enough to overcome that reality. xx


    * or married someone who did

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    1. I'm ok with the Autumn colours, just so long as I can eat.

      * Aren't you glad you never married me?!

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  12. I don't know. Is that small but charming apartment yours or hers?

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