Native Advertising, "Vacation," & Open Thread

Native Advertising, “Vacation,” & Open Thread

Ads run the operation of this site. I wish there was another way for me to make a halfway decent living, but there really isn’t. I do have the PayPal and the Patreon, and some of you have generously decided to give to either/or. Even with that sum added to the ads, I still just kinda get by. I love what I do, though, which is the true reward. I wouldn’t want to change course for anything under the sun and I plan to write and create content for the rest of my days, if my life situation allows for that. I am hopeful and confident that it will.

As you can see, I’m trying out some “native advertising.” It’s not really that intrusive, but a couple entries on the front page are ads in the style of TRR post. They’re still clearly labeled as ads, though. Below the first paragraph, there’s also an ad from these guys. I’m not sure if I will keep things like this or not, but I always experiment with different setups. As always, I thank you for bearing with me and I encourage you to offer any feedback on ads or on the site in general.

Things will probably slow down slightly during my upcoming state-sponsored vacation (starting June 26th), but there will still be people writing for the site, including myself. If you would like to try your hand at guest posting during this period (or before), be sure to contact me. Also, since this is a “meta” post, just drop me any old line you want down in the comments, be it story tip, criticism, or what have you.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • Typical

    I just can’t wait until all the trolls show up again with conspiracy theories that your wife is trying to steal your site again.

    • ThatGuy

      That was a thing?

      • Yes, that actually happened. One of them had her having an affair with Goose and conspiring to steal the site and live in sin, or something like that.

        • Celerity

          Fear the honks.

    • Those were pretty entertaining hahahaha

  • Mr0303

    Those ads shouldn’t be much of a problem since they’ll be clearly labelled. Plus I’m kind of curious to know which companies have the balls to advertise on here.

    • Lmfao, that was one of my main things too, just finding out which ones would advertise on TRR.

  • Toastrider

    Where will you be incarcerated, and do they allow you to receive mail or gifts? I’m not planning on sending a file in a cake 🙂 but I’m sure some of your readers might be inclined to send care packages.

    • I don’t believe I will be allowed to receive anything other than letters and pictures if I go to the same county jail, which is where I will probably be headed. If I go to a prison then it might be different. My wife and the future interim editor-in-chief will post something here letting people know once I go away. Thank you for that thought, man.

    • Mariajhall

      Managing director of Google!, is explaining to users to start off “Work at home” method, that People have been doing for about one year now. These days alone, I generated close to $36,000 until now with no more than my home computer as well as some spare time, despite that i have a fulltime 9 to 5 job. Even everyone not used to this, can make $89/per h easily and the earnings can go even higher over time… This is how i started
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  • Botiemaster

    So nice of the state to sponsor your vacation. I’d ask to put in a good word for me to them but uh, I really hate vacations. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e4dfa7590797a51ffa07bcd765ed947cc0cbbe4f1559eb2db207b91872a3a80.gif

  • Perrico de los Palotes

    WTF is going on with “Age of Shitlords”?