Hah! I wish it were part of me being clever and witty, and making a joke against myself. I have made a few dollars only, yet I have written what I thought was excellent stuff. At least it's pretty much as good as I can write.
So I am genuinely a bit disappointed - although thrilled every time I do get a click. It's still early days and I expected (hoped) for instant rewards.
Maybe it will get better. Everything I read on the forums suggests it will. So please don't let my cynicism put you off.