After three years, I received my first paycheck in the mail today. Good thing I don't depend solely on Google Adsense to put food on the table. They won't send a check out for anything less than $100 and I finally reached the mark.
We talked a bit in class last year about using the web as a source of revenue - the role of contributor versus consumer. The kids seemed surprised to learn that I was earning cash by "doing nothing" but just keeping up a blog. Maybe I could ask the bank for $1 back, just so I can frame it to display in class!