Dear Basement Friends
What's that on the sidebar? Over there, at the right? Yep, those are ads. BlogHer ads.
The Basement is now officially part of the BlogHer Ad Network.
I deliberated long and hard about putting ads up here. I didn't do it last year when the BlogHer ad network first launched, because I felt that I really had no license to do so: this is a community space, and I only the moderator. I also didn't want ads to sully the homey-ness of the space. I didn't want the Basement to become the site of a Tupperware party.
But then, over the past year, I realised that I wanted to be able to gussy the place up a little. Get a banner designed, put down some more pillows and throw-blankets and maybe some more teacups. None of which is (for me, anyway, who cannot design or code to save her life) free.
So I've put up ads. BlogHer ads, because I can control what ads appear, and because I strongly support the BlogHer community. Any revenue from those ads will go, I assure you, only to the maintenance of the site (makin' it pretty, maybe moving it to a better blog host, maybe purchasing the domain name). Anything left over, will go to charity. This charity. (You can read about why I support this charity here.)
Think of it as a little community coin-jar. To keep us stocked with tea and cookies and pillows, and to help us make a little difference in the world from time to time.
I really hope that you don't mind. I really hope that you keep visiting, and that you keep sharing your stories.
Thanks for being such wonderful story-tellers, such wonderful listeners, such wonderful friends. And keep those stories comin'.
Her Bad Mother