On the bright side, according to Blogger.com, I have earned $9.54 with the stupid ads that I have allowed them to put on my blog page. I guess someone can't say that he has never been paid for his writing anymore! How one would even go about actually receiving the $9.54 is a mystery, and if I knew enough about the mechanics of Blogger.com, I would turn the ads off because they annoy me.
That being said, this week I read that Bristol Palin, daughter of, you betcha, Sarah Palin, made $262,000 in 2010 for public speaking. About teenage pregnancy. Bristol Palin. Teenage pregnancy. $262,000. Here is the link to the story : WTH?
|(Same Candie's as the shoes)|
|(Typical teen mom)|
|(A good message from the foundation.)|
|(Look how cool this teen mom is!)|
If this "do as I say not as I do" method is widely accepted among professional speakers, then I am going to throw my hat into the ring and start talking. I have made so many bad decisions, I could book myself for as many appearances as I wanted. $262k would be a drop in the bucket. My money troubles would be over! I could speak to driver's education classes or traffic school students about the dangers of pumping your own gas (See Pump #5), to etiquette classes on being sure they know the work of the artist before meeting him or her (See Song of Bernadette), or even at fitness conferences on the benefits of hot yoga (Hot Yoga) or proper bathroom procedure at the gym (Gym Bathroom Incident).
|(This could be me.)|
As the article about Bristol said, the Palins truly are the gift that keeps giving. Who knew have guessed Bristol would end up being my mentor? Certainly not me.