Roughly halfway into the first year, I set up an AdSense account which placed a few automatically generated ads on the right side of my blog. I was just curious whether my blog will miraculously make some money for my 529 accounts. On this anniversary, the result of the experiment is actually pretty funny. I have a total estimated earning of US$0.39. Therefore, I am going to take the ads off. I better stick to my day job.
While my blog doesn't rank anywhere in terms of page view, it is not a blog with an audience of one, at least not yet. I do have a cult (sounds much better than "small") following. While my blog is not their home pages, I want to thank them for checking in regularly. These dedicated fans are enough for me to continue.