It’s been awfully quiet here for a while. I’ve been busy with some other things (like being interviewed about blogs by Svenska Dagbladet) and my broadband connection crashed for a week or so. But the blogosphere doesn’t stand still just because I’m offline. Today, for example, we could see the launch of Metrobloggen, a new blog tool where the free daily Metro offers its hosted bloggers 3 öre (about half a US cent) per page view. If your blog becomes a hit you might actually earn a buck or two.
But there are some caveats of course. Page views are counted on a monthly basis, but the numbers aren’t aggregated. The lowest limit is 150 kronor, which means that you need to have at least 5,000 page views per month to get anything. 4,999 views and you get zilch.
Bloggers aren’t allowed to publish any other ads on their blogs. And by signing up you also give Metro permission to use anything you write and publish it without giving you compensation. Aftonbladet has the same terms of service, by the way. Personally I prefer to own the stuff I write.