I Have A Question For You About Advertising…
I’ve been approached by a few authors/companies about the possibility of advertising on my blog. I’m torn over this. I like the idea of my blog generating a bit of income that I could use towards giveaways and such but I don’t know what I think about ads on personal review blogs.
First of all, I would have to move my Currently Reading widget lower and I would also have to move my Current Giveaway widgets lower (when I have one) meaning they would not be as noticeable. I feel I would need to do this because advertisers deserve the best spot on my sidebar and that is the very top. The other thing that makes me weary is what I’ve heard from a few of my friends. Some think that allowing advertising on a blog ‘cheapens’ the blog. Others think it’s almost annoying to see it there. I don’t feel either, unless it’s too big or too flashy or just plain crude. Then I don’t like it. It makes me cringe.
I also find myself wondering if anyone ever actually clicks on the buy links on the ads? Have any of you ever looked at an ad on a blog and wonder about the advertised book enough to actually click on the image?
So before I decide what to do, I am throwing it out to you guys. What do you think about ads on personal review blogs? Does it bother you? Do you like it? Do you even care ;)?
Thanks for your input guys. I really appreciate it.