Friday, November 12, 2010

your opinion, please....

I have been thinking for quite some time now about MONETIZING my blog. 

All this means for you, my readers, is that you will see ads on my posts, customized based on the content of my blog.  You won't have to DO anything different (though if you decide to click on one of those ads, I will get PAID for the additional web traffic I sent to that advertiser).

What it means for me, is, well, probably nothing - other than a tiny amount of money earned.

I have waited on this decision for two reasons:

1) I did not have enough followers for this to be worth ANYTHING at all

and

2) I feel like this is kind of "selling out". I've always wanted to to get paid for writing, but I imagined, you know, getting PUBLISHED.  So this self-published blog, which has always been mine and only mine, is just an outlet for me, and it feels kind of wrong to make money from it.  Does that even make sense?

Anyway, now I have 100 followers (YAY!) and am getting WAY more web traffic than I used to from non-followers, so it seems a little more worthwhile to monetize now. I am also more BROKE than I used to be, after having to walk away from my part-time job when I learned that they would not allow me to bring my baby to work with me.

So, I am to a point of being willing to make this change, but wanted to first ask you, my readers, for your opinion:

Should I monetize my blog?

2 comments:

chambanachik said...

I don't have a suggestion, but I've been considering the same thing.

Brie said...

Why not? It doesn't affect readers that much, or at least I don't think so. You either click an ad or you don't. As long as you keep writing good content, that's all that should matter! :)

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