To date since July 28th:
- Links Shareed: 70
- Clicks: 749
- Ad revenue at $25 CPM: $18.72
Note that I’ve cut the average CPM I’m using for this experiment in half since I started this experiment. My point, though, still holds, that by making their stories available to me I can help make them money despite the fact that I’m getting no subsequent monetary benefit as a result. No, $20 is not going to save the newspaper industry, but if you add my very small contribution to what is possible with some large profile blogs you could see some significant money as well as indirect revenue in the way of higher general awareness and even better ad revenue.
I’m not going to get into the details of it all but did want to say to all the lazy headline (and story) writers out there that while the ELCA might be the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. it’s not the only one. So saying “Lutherans approve…” is, generously, an over-statement and, not-so-generously, an inaccuracy. It might be better to use “Lutheran group…” or even “ELCA Lutherans…” if you really wanted to go for something more accurate.
Rant over. Go about your business.
Ask the people who have illnesses – some life-threatening – that aren’t deemed cost-effective or otherwise “worth it” by the insurance company that covers them if there aren’t “death panels” in place already. If anything the government plan for health-care reform are likely to put more patient protections in place.
I’m surprised more advocates for the government plan aren’t hitting this line of thinking more.