Now that I’ve been back for close to a week, I’ve got a few non-tee related updates for y’all…

  • I’ve offloaded all of our feed traffic over to FeedBurner for the time being. This was done to get a better idea of how many subscribers we have and what sort of things you guys dig. The redirects are all in place and everything should be working.
  • Unfortunately, since the redirect was thrown down Bloglines is sort of being a bitch to anyone who reads the old atom.xml feed. Because of this, we’ve got about 700 subscribers who haven’t seen an update since Monday. Some of those people probably think I crawled back into my hole — and we can’t have that, can we? So if you’re one of the affected people, please feel free to give the staff at Bloglines a heads up.
  • So, uhm, ads… I hate them just as much as you do, but I’m really trying to cover my expenses now that I’m between jobs. And to be quite honest, just running Google’s AdWords isn’t going to cut it anymore. I’m going to be casting the net out to a couple ad brokers1 and signing up for a few affiliate plans2, but I don’t want to insult any of y’all in the process. Are there any ads that you folks wouldn’t like to see here? Don’t worry, there won’t be too many ads on a given page3 — and I’m thinking about offering an ad blocking script to people who can float a few bucks to my PayPal account.

What do all of you think? I’d love to get some feedback from everyone on everything I talked about here, so feel free to leave a comment or drop us a line, yo.

  1. Federated Media and IndieClick, actually.
  2. SuicideGirls, Defunker and Busted Tees seem pretty easy to get started with…
  3. No more than a couple graphical ads per page, plus AdWords.