Monday, April 5, 2010

Your opinion please....

Happy Easter!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I am hoping to get your opinion on the idea of advertising on my blog.

I was thinking about letting a few small business put an ad on my blog - all businesses I have used, trust and would recommend to anyone who is looking for what they offer.  I am approached quite often to do giveaways and promotions and most of the time I get nothing out of it except maybe a few new followers (always appreciated!) and the chance to make someone happy with a prize.  I started thinking hmmmm...paid advertising might work!

Would this offend you?
Would this bother you in any way?
Would you think less of a blog with ads on it?
Would you continue to read and support a blog with ads on it?
If you don't look at the ads on other blogs, are they google ads?  Or all ads?  For example, ads from other blogs, etsy stores etc.

Please be brutally honest!  I would really love to know what you think of this so I can make the right decision for my blog!

Thanks!


Have a fabulous day!

17 comments:

Lily Lemontree said...

I think there is nothing wrong with ads on a blog if they are products or services you stand behind. I look at it as a favour to us, your faithful readers who might not ever come across a business with a fantastic product or excellent service that we would treasure in the future as a fabulous find.
And if you make a few loonies in the process all the better!!
My vote is definitely a 'yes'!

Pink Martini said...

I think this depends on what you want your blog to be and what you feel comfortable with. It is a completely personal choice. For me, because I have personal things about my family on my blog I prefer to keep it that way where nothing is for sale, per se. If I ever get my other blog up and running for strictly business purposes, I would consider ads only if I used the products myself and thoroughly endorsed them and I would state as such. Also, come to think of it, I find I rarely notice ads on someone's blog because it's not what interests me and it's not what I am looking for but that's just me and everyone is looking for something different in their blog experience! Have a lovely day! :) xoxo

D said...

I can't imagine anyone being offended. If you had ads that popped up that would be annoying, but if people are advertising in your sidebar, who cares? It's YOUR blog, and anyone that enjoys reading shouldn't mind that at all :)

I agree that it depends on what you want your blog to be.

Have a happy Easter!!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I don't really like ads on blogs; but as long as they didn't overtake your blog and there were no pop-ups, I wouldn't leave you, Princess. Go ahead -- share with me!

Manhattan Mommy said...

I think it's okay to have ads on your blog, especially if you trust the companies/stores. But up to you! :)

Leah said...

Go for it... there is nothing wrong with ads. Just make sure that the layout won't affect your posts. Sometimes, I stumble upon blogs with too many ads that I get distracted in reading the post. Have a great week ahead! xoxo

Associate Girl said...

Darling, yes, do it. You might as well get paid for providing this enjoyable service to all of your readers.

Sonja said...

I wouldn't be offended! However I never ever click on ads only because I'm afraid they are scams or have viruses on them! LOL

If it looks legit and it interests me I'll click on it!

There are some blogs out there with 500-1000 followers and I won't follow those or comment because I feel it's not personal. You won't be able to talk or build a blogship with that person. In my opinion. I know I could be very wrong.

If it's something you want to do though I support it!! I've already built a blogship with you! :)

Glam Girl said...

Happy easter! U have a lovelly design of your blog

JulesTX said...

I think ads are fine as long as they are products or services you trust and believe in.

mFw said...

I think you can totally go for it! Especially if you like the companies!

Kim Reese said...

If the ads are for products you believe in, there shouldn't be a problem. People can click on the ad, by their own choice or not.

Trish said...

Hope you had a happy Easter weekend! I say go for the ads/services so long as its something you support, and I agree with Kim, people can choose if they want to click on the ads if they desire. :) Good luck!!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Sure! Go for it! I won't be offended and don't most blogs have ads? Many I read do. If it works for you, do it! Happy Easter, btw, hope it was wonderful!

Diya said...

I really don't think ads on blogs are offensive. why NOT make some money off of your blog?

ps. if you have a minute please check out my blog
http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

Janine said...

Hi there!! I definitely don't like looking at blogs that are chock full of ads.. I don't find them offensive just that they deter from other things... I will tend not to continue reading if all I see are ads...

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