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Ads, bills, the usual

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One of the problems with writing entries that piss off a big portion of the online community is that you draw a ton of people to your site.  That little diabetic stint along with pissing off most of the chain pharmacists pushed my web hosting bill through the roof.  Yeah, I’m a pharmacist.  Yeah, I make “a lot” of money.  However when a website starts to chip more and more away at your income, you need to stem the bleeding eventually.

I mean I love the attention and all and its sorta neat to be such a famous-yet-totally-unknown pharmacist, however love doesn’t pay the bills.  So, to keep me ranting and out of the poor house, I put google ads on the sidebar over there ——->  They are stupid, text only, and actually have things to do with pharmacy (go figure).  Click on them if you’re interested, if not then just ignore them.

I don’t rant because I want the ad money, I dont rant for the attention or the notoriety, I rant because it keeps me sane, and it shows other pharmacists (and students) out there that you’re not alone in dealing with the cesspool of stupidity known as the ‘general public’.

So I hope you don’t view this as me selling-out or cashing in.  I’m just trying to keep my head above water for something that I love doing and preventing me from becoming a raging alcoholic puppy-kicker.

Oh, and I don’t really have any control over the ads they show, so if you see any for online pharmacies or mail order places, remember that they are paying for ads while I am receiving money for ads.  I still hate online and mail-order places.

Comments #

Comment by Christine on 2008-03-20 00:07:43 -0700 #

I may be missing something, but I don’t see any ads.

Comment by sixft7in on 2008-03-20 05:48:17 -0700 #

Sorry. I’d click the ads if I weren’t blocking that sort of stuff.

Comment by Laura S D on 2008-03-20 06:34:51 -0700 #

If pharmacists weren’t constantly pissed off and annoyed at certain things, nothing would ever get done!!
And I wouldnt worry bout the complete morons who come on to have a moan at you-you totally rock!!!
I was talking to someone the other day, and they had no clue what a pharmacist actually did…they think we stand and dispense pills like some sort of trained chimps…NO!!
We sort out prescriptions, look out for interactions, recognise ADRS and shout at drs (not just because they deserve it, but it makes you feel good!!).
The morons who leave abuse only do so because they are ignorant-but the time will come when they realise how important we actually are…
Without pharmacists they wouldn’t have meters to explode, so you just testify!!
I only have my bebo blog to moan on (so adolescent!).

Comment by jmerph on 2008-03-20 07:05:10 -0700 #

Angry, I would deal with pop-ups to read your site! I also think that reading your site regularly keeps A LOT of people from becomming “raging alcoholic puppy kickers.” I would guess that people would be glad to donate to help pay for your site since it is like “free therapy” to us. Keep up the good work and please keep the therapy comming!

Comment by Pharmmmmmmiiiicist on 2008-03-20 08:25:53 -0700 #

typical excuse of someone trying to make some money. ,most people would move their site to a free host blog company.
but no TAP wants his massive retail ego stroked and make a lotta money off us

Comment by Laura S D on 2008-03-20 08:36:59 -0700 #

christine, how can you NOT see the ads?

Comment by retail whippin’ boy on 2008-03-20 08:50:17 -0700 #

Hey TAP,
Rant on, my man! Rant on! I only found this site in late 2006, and I’m totally hooked. It gives us a forum to vent, and to appreciate the straight talk that you offer, even when we disagree. Need to put a few ads on the site? Do it, brother! No need for you to pay for our therapy, and if it’s therapeutic for you, too, more power to ya! If you want to switch to a “free blog site”, do it. If you’re happy where you are, stay there and let the ads pay the bills. Whatever, it’s a capitalist society, and if you generate some mega-bucks income, God love you! If anyone has a problem with it, let him/her start a better blog on his/her own “free blog site”.
Jealousy. The true sign of success!!!

Comment by tom tamaski on 2008-03-20 10:55:38 -0700 #

Do you know how to spell SELL OUT. here let me help you SELL OUT. SELL OUT SELL OUT SELL OUT. go to a free site buttwipe. you sound like big pharma bullshit double talk buddy!!!! and you hate bullshitters…..takes one to know one dildo time to take you off my favorite site. dont worry about your bill , enough people see thru your bullshit you wont have many people visiting your site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Kelly on 2008-03-20 14:21:44 -0700 #

Dear tom tamaski and the other complainers,
You ungrateful little snivvling whiner pricks. Either pony up the cash yourself or go away so the bill goes down.
Either way, shut the fuck up.
Love and bunnies,

Comment by RJS on 2008-03-20 15:08:56 -0700 #

I would be happy to host your website for free so you don’t have to pay more for hosting or even have ads (if you wish).
I have way more hosting space (hundreds of GB) and bandwidth (2+TB/month) than I’ll ever use. You obviously can remain anonymous if you wish.
If I were you I’d want to profit from my venture, since you put a lot of time and effort in, and you have a great site.

And fuck the haters. That’s why I had ads on my site from day 1, because the moment you put them there, some shithead tells you you’re a sellout because he’s too stupid to see that the content always has, and always will, speak for itself. Having them there from day 1 mitigates that.

Comment by OzPharmStudent on 2008-03-20 16:12:05 -0700 #

Hey if online pharmacies end up advertising in here that’s great. They are paying you to rant about them. I would love it if I was paid by people I hate to keep hating them. Keep up the good work TAP.

Comment by UpsidedownM Tech on 2008-03-20 17:52:42 -0700 #

I TOTALLY agree with you Kelly, Jmerph, Laura, Retail, etc!!!
I’m going to click on the ads just to support you TAP.
Keep up the great work!

Comment by Christine on 2008-03-20 22:57:01 -0700 #

Laura- I see them now. I swear, they weren’t there when I looked last night!

Comment by Mellee on 2008-03-22 22:17:50 -0700 #

To Tom pussyass
STFU you loser! Why the hell are you even here? Shueeeee!

Comment by Shy Intern on 2008-12-14 23:30:17 -0800 #

“…preventing me from becoming a raging alcoholic puppy-kicker.”