You may have noticed some changes to DrThompsen.com lately. Not only have I changed the look of the site, but I’ve also been adding a few “monetizing” elements. I don’t want to overcommercialize things, but I did want to experiment with a few of the methods other bloggers use to help pay their hosting costs. I don’t expect to get rich from this; in fact, I’d be surprised if I make more than a few pennies. But I want to get a better understanding of the monetizing trend in blogging, and the best way to do that is to just dive in and give it a try. So far, I’ve added Google AdSense and PayPerPost, two of the better known monetizing programs.