First, Google canceled my Ad-Sense account and disabled the inoffensive little text ads it had been running on this blog, wiping out six months of accumulated pennies and nickels worth of YOUR clicks (about $125 worth). I squawked, they allowed me to write an appeal, but it's hard to know what you're appealing (which reader's "inappropriate" clicks? ); they won't tell me. Site looks naked without those little buggers, doesn't it? Will look for alternatives.
Then Starbucks announced it was discontinuing its indulgent Chantico, "drinkable dessert" chocolate beverage. A single six-ounce serving contained nearly 400 calories and 21 grams of fat. YIKES! Poor sales, rather than poor nutrition, are said to be the reason. Sure.
Meantime, I've started writing for Seattlest.com, a neat blog that covers all aspects of life in our town (politics, sports, media, etc.). It's part of a larger group of 14 city blogs under the Gothamist banner: Paris, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington DC, etc.
Posted by Ronald Holden at December 28, 2005 10:07 PM