while sitting on my deck across from the plain dealer pavilion and listening to the awesome band chicago rock out i am pondering a little something random.
so my non blogging friends and family always ask me when i am going to put advertisements on my blog.
like all the time.
they always ask what's the point of blogging if you aren't going to make money off of it?
let's just say they don't get it (blogging), and leave it at that for now.
i didn't start this blog to make money, i don't think any blogger really does.
i read a lot of blogs (A LOT), and i always take notice if a blog has ads on it. it seems that the majority of the blogs i read that have ads on them are either a member of the blogher ad network or power blogger and have google adsense.
i'm a dork and am always curious to ask the author how much money they actually get and if it is worth it or not.
then there is the other side of the coin where i see some of the more "popular blogs" who get 8 bazillion comments per post and they don't have ads. which makes me think that if there was money in it they would be doing it too.
i guess i'm just confused by it all. it doesn't take much though.
so do you wanna know a random secret?
i always click on ads when i visit my favorite blogs.
you're welcome for that ten cents people.
a bit of my thought process:
are adding ads to a blog selling out? i don't think so
do they mess up my layout? maybe
does it hurt? probably not
i like money. although i doubt i'll be getting much money from placing ads i'll take what i can get.
though it may not look like it a put a lot of time into blogging, i do - so why not let my blog buy me dinner?
now obviously i'm no perez hilton who makes tens of thousands of dollars on ads per DAY. although on a side note, here's a pic of my friend kyle and perez that kyle just sent me today. kyle and another friend of mine gil hung out with perez while they were in vegas this past weekend. totally jealous. end side note.
i get a surprisingly big amount of unique visitors a day so it could be worth it. ahhhhhhhh who knows, it's all relative right?
so i guess i'm asking you fellow bloggers. is it completely pointless to puts ads on my blog? be honest.
those of you that do have them is it worth it?
i need someone else to think for me today.