To Ad Or Not To Ad

Recently some people have been asking about advertising more then before, but I don’t think its for me. There are some very good companies approaching blogs and there are some that don’t have a clue what they want. It’s been on my mind for some time, and even Jacqui wrote a very good article about Ridiculous Ratings & Rankings. Sometimes this is what these companies ask for and the numbers are there target.

For myself I don’t have any idea of what my ranking is realistically. I just think there are a few people who tolerate what I write and I mostly write about the topics I enjoy and what some others might relate too. There are some blogs that have turned into freaking billboards, they are more like those Ad papers in newspapers, almost nothing worth reading and gives you a headache.

I don’t mind blogs with Ads, honestly I think its a very good thing. I think that companies have realized the worth of the blogs and people behind the blogs and I hope social advertising becomes more and more important to companies. A lot of these blogs are very deserving of it and it gives companies a real platform to get instant feedback from their customers and bloggers.

I don’t think I would be advertising anytime soon for one main reason. I don’t want to feel that I have to blog instead that I just want to blog. Then the other aspect of is that I don’t want to be limited on the topics that I talk about. Some times I am rude and at times I attack companies who act the wrong way, be it a company or a government entity. I want to be able to write the truth and voice my opinion without having to worry about offending my advertisers. So I think I’m going to stick to that for now. Some times I do wish I had alternate income from the blog then I would be able to make Amazon purchases more often then once every 3 to 6 months.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

9 Comments

  1. Well , check whoever wants to ad content . for example if it is kidna related to you blog content ” cars , games , etc ” why not . but fashion in your blog … mmmm not a good idea

  2. i respect the:
    “I want to be able to write the truth and voice my opinion without having to worry about offending my advertisers”

    keep it up buddy,, but amazon it always tempting,, have a second thought man heehee

  3. I was in that dilemma few days ago where I decided “Screw ads”.

    I have a reputation of being one of the few no-ads survivors… Don’t let our breed die because of useless ads.

  4. Very thoughtful of you..
    I was approached by few companies, I turned the offer down for the same reason, I started the blog for a reason.. and not make money! but Maybe!! MAAAAYBE one day, I will end up having Ad spaces to do those Amazon purchases for free :P

  5. If your a guy who writes every single day, then I don’t see the harm but for me, I just feel its not worth it! It’s like wearing a “leash” and I become their own doggy! :p Unless they accept every ridiculous condition I put, you won’t see me putting an ad on my blog :P My freedom worth every fils they give.

  6. Akbar

    Keep up the good work and no ads please. This blog feels like home without the ads. Please keep the perky unwanted guests outside.

    Thank you.

  7. @iMaGiNaTiOn – That is very true! To get Advertisers who are on the same page! It’s always a good to be on the same mind set!

    @vampire – Looool! Mishkilla hel Amazon! hahaha

    @Q8GEEK – Very true! Thats the reputation I’m holding on to! I don’t like listening to people! lol

    @Q8Stig -Loool! Exactly its those amazon purchases! (R we that cheap! LOOOOL)

    @Q80 In Denver – See thats the exact same way I’m thinking, not exactly a leash but I don’t want anyone to tell me what to do or what not to do..

    @Akbar -Lol Will be sure to do that!

  8. I see no issue with placing ads on your blog in case they don’t influence your style, after all its fine to get some benefit, we bloggers work really hard to bring people entertainment and honest reviews and provide coverage for events, so I see it as a hobby/small business, but like I said sponsors shouldn’t change who we’re and what message we aim to deliver.

    As for blog rankings, they’re way overrated and companies do not always care about blog traffic since many don’t even have a clue what traffic is all about, I think what matters most is the blog reputation and popularity.

    Good luck!

  9. I totally agree with every word you said, I recently just jumped on that ship but only cause mama needs to fund that new iPhone that’s coming out later this year and I need some major gadget fund! Hence why not utilize it, but of course I will utilize it without jeopardizing my true Blog :P It’s my blog first and foremost, screw the money afterwards :P

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