Miscellaneous Ramblings – 8/31/2007

Guess My August 2007 Blog Income

I am sure everyone is wondering how much the blog made in August. With the release of the new money making theme, everyone is expecting me to set a new blog income record. However, you have to keep in mind that all those banners ad sales are for September, not August. I may have been paid for those banner spots but they won’t be included in the August recap.

With the above in mind, why don’t you go ahead and take a guess at what August blog income will come in at.

Faster Loading Theme

Speaking of money making themes, Nate Whitehill of Unique Blog Designs has been busy optimizing the graphics of John Chow dot Com so it loads faster. The Graphical elements have been reduced in size and I’ve reduced the number of posts on the front page from ten to five. Page load time has been cut in half. Nate still has to correct the side scroll problem at 1024 resolution. That should be done this weekend.

First eMonetized 125×125 Button Winner

Congrats to Daily Moolah for being the first winner of eMonetized’s John Chow dot Com banner contest. Daily Moolah will have their banner running in the sponsor section for a full 24 hours. There are four winners in total and each will have their banner on this blog over the next four days.

Two Hours of Blogging In Two Minutes

Matt Jones of Blogging Fingers recorded himself doing two hours of blogging and using the Net for blog related purposes. He then 60X the video speed to make it fit into two minutes. Did he visit your blog?

Two 24″ or One 30″ LCD?

I’m going to be upgrading my display setup next month. I’m trying to decide between running two 24 inch or one big 30 inch LCD. Before you go recommend I get two 30 inch, I would if my desk was big enough. What would you do given the choice? A 30″ LCD would give me a 2560×1600 resolution. Two 24″ would give me 3840×1200. One thing for sure, you won’t hear me complaining about having to scroll down to see the first post on this blog. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ