Yes! That's it. I did it!
We did it!!!
Yesterday, this blog finally, finally, FINALLY made it past the $10 mark in ad revenue. Ten dollars is the minimum threshold Google requires your account to meet before they'll send you a check for your portion of your AdSense account's income, so...
Now they have to cut me a check!
Yes, no longer am I a mere servant to the man. Now we're partners!
Seriously, when I signed up for Adsense, I really didn't give it a lot of thought. I said, "Hey, I've got a blog; I might as well monetize it. I mean, that's what they teach in B-School, right?" Only, Google won't actually cut you in on whatever minuscule portion of revenue they earn on your blog until the blog itself earns enough money to be worth the effort, and it's not a bad rule, really, but it does leave you, the small-time blogger, in a position of utter exploitation. It leaves you in a position where they're making money on your work, and they're not even cutting you in!
Well, I don't think I need to explain why that drove me bat-shit crazy. So at that point, I realized that I was committed to this blogging thing, at least until I earned my $10. 'Cause I just can't be having somebody making money on my work, such as it is, without cutting me in. That shit will not fly. And now, finally, justice is served. The universe is re-balanced, and my work, such as it is, is once again paying me--instead of somebody else.
Huzzah! Today is a good day.