During the long quasi-hiatus when I was neglecting this site while finishing a completely unrelated book draft, I did continue to acquire new versions of “SJI.”
I’ll be writing about those soon, but first I have a brief clerical note on version-acquisition.
When I set up the first iteration of this site, I was interested in making it possible for those who wanted to to click through to iTunes and either hear the 30-second sample of whatever I was writing about, or even buy the song if they wanted to. Almost all of my html “knowledge” comes from basically looking at the source code of other people’s web sites, so that’s what I did, scrutinizing a site that I often looked at that happened to have a lot of iTunes links on it.
Working backwards from there, I did what I thought was my only option: Becoming a “Linkshare affiliate,” which meant that I would get a few pennies for every song sold through the site. I pledged at the time that, should any actual money result from this, that I would reinvest such funds in more versions of “SJI.”
To my surprise, I ended up raking in an astonishing $12! Over a period of a year or so. Okay, it’s not much. But it means that a surprising number of songs got bought through the site after all. I hope you’ve enjoyed them.
Anyway, this brings me to two notes.
One is that I’ve since figured out how to make those iTunes links available without the Linkshare thingy. And since I’m not realy interested in getting $5 checks twice a year, I’ve used non-Linkshare links on this, the new version of NO NOTES. So you can click and buy without worrying about enriching me.
Two is that I did make good on my pledge to spend the entire 12 bucks on “SJI” versions, which I’ll be writing about in the weeks ahead.
So stay tuned for that.
And don’t forget to tell all your friends about the new and improved NO NOTES, world’s only known one-song blog.