Monday, October 20, 2008

Bear with me for a while please


If some of you have noticed a few intrusive ad boxes, I apologize. I thought I'd never monetize my life or my personal blog. While working on a finance related blog (in the very baby stages...prefer to be anonymous right now) I stared adding adsense to it. Then it got me thinking...

With the state of the economy and even moreso the state of OUR economy, why not use what's already available to try to make ends meet. (over 4yrs of writing and almost 800 pages) So for the present time I'm doing a little experiment to see whether I can live with myself with selling out, write for myself and not the ads and just live with the aesthetics of having the ads on my blog. I'm thinking I'll give it to the end of the year before I make a decision one way or the other. Although I just may throw it all away.

I'm learning the system and adding things over time. And incase you're wondering...no I didn't redo the layout so I could do the ads. It seriously was an afterthought this weekend. Feel free to let me know what you think. What's your stance on it. Don't worry, I have a thick skin.

6 comments:

Gretchen said...

I like the new layout, and so far there aren't any ads that are super annoying!

holly said...

My only problem with advertising is the bloggers who suddenly change the way they write. You were pretty "secretive" anyway about some things before you got the ads, so it's not like having them will make you be that way...do you understand what I am trying to say? I like reading you now, so I doubt that will change.

I did notice a couple of days ago, your page was locking up my computer...don't know if that was ad related or not....didn't do it this morning though.

Just be you and let the ad revenue flow in...change and make your readers stop liking you, and then it wont be worth it, because they won't see the ads.

Denise said...

I LOVE reading your blog & I think the ad thing is a good idea. I'm sure you can find a way to do it without it taking over.

noelle said...

I'm not bugged by any ads. Do whatever you can to make a little extra mama...well aside from things you really SHOULDN'T do! lol

chel said...

I say go for it! I come here to read what you have to say. So I don't think that's going to change just because you have some ads up. Unless doing so will morph you into some crazy guy who needs to write all about the reproductive lives of slugs, snails and spiders... Then I may have to find a new favorite blog to read;-)

Pam's Pride said...

I am not bugged by any ads either. but, I am sorry you probably will not make any $$ off of me because I read you through google reader and I have heard that does not give you any credit on your hit counters unless I actually click on your blog itself. I do not see any of your layout or side bar stuff unless I click on your blog....which I only do when I comment on a blog....otherwise I just read it in black and white in my google reader.