This coming Monday is the 3rd Blogiversary for That’s What I’m Talking About. As I approach this milestone, I am thinking about ways to improve my blog and provide the best possible product for my readers. I haven’t made many changes to my blog over the past couple of years, and now I’m considering a redesign. I am also considering hosting more contests with a wider reach and other features that readers would like to see.
One of the things about trying to improve and expand my blog is that it costs money. Currently I have no funds coming in to support my blog, and everything I spend comes out of my pocket. I’m not complaining – my blog is more than a hobby, it is a big part of my life. So I don’t mind spending money when I do. However, I’ve been thinking about adding advertising to the blog to help with some of the changes I’m considering. The thing is, I don’t know much about it or even where to begin. So today I’d love to pick your brain about advertising…
If you are a blogger: Do you use advertising? How do you reach out and get the ads? Do you do your own designs? If you are willing to talk shop, please leave me your email.
If you are an author: Do you like to purchase ad space? Do you have criteria such as blog hits, that you consider before purchasing an ad? Do you design your own ads?
If you are a reader: Do ads influence your decision to buy a book? Do you have strong feelings about seeing ads on book review blogs?
Any input you all have is greatly appreciated!