As you read this post today, look over to the right and notice that there is a Search box. I'm sorry this has not always been on the blog. It's a great gadget to allow readers, and myself, to put in a subject that one is
interested in and check out all the posts on that subject.
The blog post "Driving to Mexico and San Miguel de Allende" has been read every single day, almost, since it was written in 2013. Now it will be easier for people to find that kind of information.
A reader wrote to me recently and said they had started reading starting all the way back in 2006 just to read all the articles on places in Mexico. Now they can use the search box!
I'm so happy to have this for all of you.
Another BIG thing that is a new thing on the blog are advertisers! I've talked about it for about one and a half years. I've agonized as to whether it would change the integrity and freedom of the blog. I did not want that to happen, at all. If you scroll down past the blog roll, there are the first two advertisers! No, they aren't going to flash or leap into the text or ask you to buy something right then and there, like so many ads on the internet do today. Rather, they are there for you if you need those services. Only people I know and respect their business ethics will be advertising. I promise.
After being chastised by many (I'm not kidding) for not monetizing the blog, I have caved and am doing so.
The money the advertisers will be paying will certainly help me to live. Social security, even here in Mexico, does not leave much for frills.
Several people have expressed an interest in advertising on the blog. Let's hope this comes to fruition.
It is going to be limited to 10 advertisers. No duplication per category. In other words, if one is a realtor or a shuttle company, no others in that field will be able to advertise. In addition to the ad, three feature articles a year will be written about the advertiser. Advertisers are asked to commit for twelve months and provide the ad copy as well as details about the business to assist in writing the feature articles. The cost? $100USD per month. With over 30,000 readers in a month, it can be a great tool to increase your business or get your message out there. If you're interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I know change is good, but if you have thoughts or opinions on this, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Thanks to all of you loyal readers. You are much appreciated for enhancing my life over these last nine years!