Columbus, Ohio

Advertising on my personal blog

I’ve been solicited a couple of times to place advertisements within specific posts on my blog. I’ve written them off in the past but with the recent traffic increase to this blog I am considering the idea now.

If I do decide to put ads on my blog, I will use the Google Ads placed either across the header or in the sidebar. I will not put advertising within the feeds, I think that is distasteful and a poor use of what feeds should be. I am sure Dave Winer would not approve.

I’ve rejected the idea in the past because I use this blog to talk about issues and topics for friends and family to keep up with what is going on in my life. Will advertising cheapen that? What does everyone think?

2 Responses

  1. If you do decide to put up ads, please post which WordPress plugin you used. It seems there are a ton of them and I have never spent the time to research which are the good ones.

  2. I didn’t think about using a WordPress plug-in for the ads, I was just going to edit my template and add the advertisements in the theme. This is how I added Google ads to the blog.

    This reminds me, I should create a page of the WordPress plug-ins I currently use for the different blogs I manage. The Share-This plug-in is excellent, though I would like it implemented differently on my blog, it works great.

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