Only In Israel

Friday, December 02, 2005

Your opinion needed.

My webhosting company (which hosts all the images, sounds and movies for this blog) informed me that I have to renew my subscription in a few months. Now, that costs money, and generally, as a soldier, I don't have a lot of it (my monthly salary is 705 NIS which is roughly 150$). Now, I have two options: one is to use AdSense to add commercials to this blog, and another is to establish a PayPal account through which people will be able to donate money to operate this blog.
This is a real dilemma for me, because on one hand, I believe blog commercials are a problem and not the solution, and on the other I don't like asking for people's money. So the question I raise is this, how much you, my readers, will be troubled by the addition of ads to this blog, and how many of you will be willing to donate if a PayPal account is established. Comments are welcome, as usual.

15 Comments:

  • How much $$ do you need? The ads will not hinder the essense of this blog. You need to do what is good for you: protect Israel, survive financially, have fun, be a good son, get education, make a nice family, etc.

    Don't waste your time on the ISM viruses. They don't have lives. They are lost. They are emotional derelicts. May they end up in the gutters with their faces down.

    Please keep in mind, you are giving a platform to the anti-Semitic ISM scum and the Rat Corrie's followers who is hopefully roasting in hell next to Yasser Arafat.

    It is because of you the ISM rubbish was featured in the jpost. It is sickening to read the post of the ISMer and his fake, trashy defense with nice words like "non-violence, non-militant", etc.

    Yeah! Tell that to the Hamas serial murderers who manufacture the explosives in the most densely-populated Palestinian Arab neighborhoods and kill the innocent Israeli citizens.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:17 PM, December 02, 2005  

  • I say go for the ads, man. I use Firefox with AdBlock, so users with Firefox can just filter them out. But actually, I think I could give you some money, but only about 1/9 of what you need I'm afraid... But I say go for the ads. If it's something like you get paid per click, I think we, the readers, will gladly do some clicking for you if you really need it! :-P

    By Blogger Nemesis6, at 9:24 PM, December 02, 2005  

  • The ads wouldn't bother me! I love your blog,and I don't want you to stop! I would try and send a little bit,if that is what you need to do.

    By Blogger Grandma, at 5:05 AM, December 03, 2005  

  • Go ahead and do both. If let us know how much it costs I am sure you can get the site funded by your readers. Plus if you make a little money from the ads, all the better.

    Keep up the good work.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:56 AM, December 03, 2005  

  • I thought the Israel Hasbara Committee was paying you to put out this propaganda (http://www.infoisrael.net/).

    Man, if no one is paying you to post garbage like the fake Nazi salute picture, I am completely at a loss.

    ISMer

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:09 AM, December 03, 2005  

  • "fake nazi salute picture"?
    The picture is fake? Did I photoshop the girl's hand into doing the "heil hitler" macarena?
    Did anyone force her to do so?
    The only thing fake in this photo is BBC's attempt to pass it as opression by the IDF rather than as the horrible education palestiniain girls get.

    Thanks for the rest of the comments.

    By Blogger OnlyInIsrael, at 10:51 AM, December 03, 2005  

  • ISMer, if it's really the same ISMer, this comment of yours will definitely not count in your favor.

    By Blogger Woland, at 11:09 AM, December 03, 2005  

  • For some reason, I don't find the neccesity to argue with ISMer - His post simply cracks me up... I mean, THEIR MEDIA COORDINATOR?! :-D

    By Blogger Nemesis6, at 3:30 PM, December 03, 2005  

  • This is a superb blog. I'd pay from my pocket 50 NIS to have your insights arround another year. But you gotta post more frequently :)

    By Anonymous Pablo, at 12:07 AM, December 06, 2005  

  • not sure if you want to store your vid's this way, but I'm using a site called sendspace.

    It gives you just over a gig of storage space. I uploaded a 160 meg video (linked from my site) and it works great.

    just a thought

    By Blogger J, at 7:36 PM, December 06, 2005  

  • I just wanted to say that if you use ads it wouldn't hurt the blog at all. Keep up the good work!

    By Blogger MNJosh, at 4:34 AM, December 10, 2005  

  • ADsense blows, I had 70 visitors in one weekend and made 5 bucks, not worth it. Blogger now lets you upload pictures and I use castpost for videos, works pretty well. Nice blog by the way.

    By Blogger Sean from DocintheBox, at 7:51 PM, December 15, 2005  

  • Do AdSense. Set up a PayPal account. Do whatever you need to do, just don't stop posting.

    And thank you for everything you do. Protecting Israel as a soldier and as a blogger

    By Blogger Bubah3000, at 5:50 AM, December 31, 2005  

  • I'm gonna give AdSense a try. see how that works for me.

    By Blogger OnlyInIsrael, at 12:43 AM, January 01, 2006  

  • Hey.......now only I hear about these things regarding webhosting......thanks....keep it up....

    By Blogger rosi, at 8:12 AM, June 25, 2008  

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