I’ve been spending a lot of time reading great posts on other blogs, so I’d like to share them with you.
Of Music and Money
If you are interested in the music scene, and if you have read mine, you’ll know that I’m interested in how the music companies are faring in the new world of social media! But recently I read this excellent (and long) article about how groups, singers and other performers are finding that they no longer need to issue records and cd through the big four record companies. Radiohead is finding a new channel for its music, both free AND paid (yes, PAID!). They join a long list that now includes Prince amongst many others.
Hands-up: Who doesn’t use Adsense anymore?
There’s also a very interesting discussion going on at ProBlogger on the value of Adsense on certain blogs. Problogger and John Chow have both removed Adsense from their blogs citing poor performance, low clickthrus, low payments, and competition from advertisers… Actually, I’ve written about Adsense as a way to send visitors away from your blog! Three out of five of my Gurus no longer use it!
Boosting your Income: Dividends, Selling, and Profits!
Some of the other things that I’ve been thinking about include Tyler noting how some companies that make cool things are able to raise their dividends, and Internet Income Guy is examining how to blog profitably, and CashQuests has some great new posts, esp. on how to sell your blog for a $1000!