Advertising on the Blog

July 15, 2010

As you may, or may not, have seen in the past few days, I’ve been playing around with advertising links on here.

To be very honest, I hesitated ever putting ads on my blog. For one, I want it to be MY space – where my thoughts and ideas pour out and aren’t determined by a product. Another reason was that I didn’t want you all to think you were some sort of “paycheck” for me by reading my stuff or by clicking on them.

However, since they aren’t paying me to promote their product, I don’t think about it. I certainly don’t think of you all like that, so I sincerely hope it won’t come across that way.

I have chosen companies whose standards and products I like, that I have either ordered from or know about from other moms, and that are in alignment with the things I talk about on here –

  • being more eco friendly
  • organic food/bath/clothing
  • baby stuff
  • cloth diapering
  • things for new moms

You won’t be seeing one for Viagra. Or a Power Chair from the Scooter Store.

I will only place ads that are relevant, usually offer free shipping, and have high quality products for different needs and age ranges. I won’t be going overboard with them – just a few here and there.

My hope is that one day my blog might bring us in some extra pocket money for the never ending expenses we seem to have – right now being Bella’s medical bills. I’m not looking for it to provide enough cash for a trip to the Bahamas. (Which I would kill for right now.)

So you can click or don’t – if you are evil, like I used to be, you can Google the company instead. 🙂 But now I try to click if I’m interested, knowing a fellow blogger might have them on there for similar reasons as me.

Of course, if you have any questions, suggestions, etc about ads – let me know. I’m always open to helping you, or to ideas if you know what you’re doing and see I’m going about it all wrong. 😉

11 Comments

  • Melodramamma

    July 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Clickety, click! Good for you. May the big bucks come in : ) I don’t think there’s anything wrong with advertising on your blog. It’s your blog : ) And also I respect you all the more for being selective on which ads you show.

  • mama23bears

    July 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    i love you no matter what you do!! <——that was supposed to make you smile! hope it worked!

  • Janelle

    July 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

    So you’re not getting any $$ at all for your advertising? It seems they should be giving you a little something…

    1. Diana

      July 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      Well, kinda. I mean, they aren’t paying me. But I do get paid if someone buys something and through clicks. But what I meant, and I didn’t say well, was that they aren’t asking mentoring promote a product or their company in return for payment.

      1. Janelle

        July 20, 2010 at 2:35 pm

        Aah, that makes more sense. Thanks for clarifying!

    1. Diana

      July 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Megan! I’ve been with family the past few days but I’m looking forward to stopping by your blog(s) soon 🙂 Thank you for the follow!

  • Desi

    July 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I love the new look of the blog! Also, my blogroll hasn’t shown any updates lately?! Then I clicked on your comment and saw that I have missed the last couple of posts! I’m gonna have to figure out the problem.

    1. Diana

      July 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      I accidentally changed my rss feed when the blog switched! I have no Idea why. If you resubscribe through the orange heart up top, and add that feed in, it should work again. 🙂

      1. Desi

        July 16, 2010 at 11:27 am

        Did it!

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