So I’ve got Adsense on my blog now, hopefully in a tasteful way. I’m wrestling with doing the feeds as well, but that’s a more ugly prospect: adverts on my own site are one thing, having them show up in aggregation on PGO, for exmaple is an anti-social other. (Yes, this is me making my mind up against it.)
I’ve also added the “Now Reading” plugin for WordPress, which does the dual duty of keeping track of what books I’ve read and want to read outside of LivingSocial Books, and giving me associates links for the books—i.e. if you buy a book from Amazon based on a click from my “library” pages, I get the kickbacks, rather than someone else. There’s also the added benefit of the marketing speedbump.
The downside is that you don’t get the social networking effects of LS, pointing you at new books. Unfortunately the people I know on LS tend to read mostly fiction/fantasy. I think it’s been 2 years since I picked up a pure fiction book of any type, honestly.
The next step is to start tagging and reviewing the books I can honestly remember…