PayPerPost are a fairly new company offering yet another revenue stream for bloggers (although for most blogs the existing ones probably aren’t earth shattering). This one’s a lot more controversial on the surface however. You get paid to write content about something specific. And you get paid quite a lot (at least in blogging revenue terms), usually about $5 per post. It has however pissed quite a few people off. Jason, CEO of Weblogs seems to be one of the loudest. I’m going to take the wimpy way out and simply say it’s a tool with potential, that can be abused. But in the long that’s not a problem for the blogosphere. If you destroy your own integrity by blatantly posting ads instead of actual content you will lose out as surely as if you filled the page with conventional advertising. If you don’t annoy your readers however, you will be fine. In this case it means choosing “opportunities” (that’s what PPP call them) that are actually relevant. That’s how Google AdSense came to be accepted, remember?
OrbWars, my online game which I closed last year due to money and time concerns, will be returning soon! By soon of course, I actually mean I’m not sure when exactly, but that it will be in the near future - probably a month or two. The old website is back, nothing much on there at the moment, just a teaser image, but I’ll put updates on there as I get things finalised! Link: http://www.orbwars.co.uk
Well Oliver mentioned this briefly below, but I thought I’d just point it out again, as I just realised you can’t post comments to Pages, only Posts!!! So now at least anyone wanting to comment can do so! Anyway, check this out for details: http://www.oliverbrown.me.uk/orbwars-closed/
Update This page previously contained a statement regarding the closure of OrbWars down over a year ago - BUT OrbWars will be returning soon, check the website over at http://www.orbwars.co.uk for more details once I get it all finished!