If you read this blog in a web browser instead of a feed reader, you will notice that there is now a block of text ads between the title and content of each of my posts. I know that this type of advertising can be a turn-off to some readers, but I would appreciate if you could bear with me for a few weeks while perform a little experiment and test it out.
It’s no secret that many of us bloggers use our blogs to generate additional income for our families. As a stay-at-home-mom, I am incredibly thankful that my husband’s salary is able to reasonably provide for our family as our sole income. That being said, my family is just like yours, with tight budgets and financial decisions to be made, and the cost of glue gun sticks, spray paint, and fabric quickly ads up!
When starting this blog a year ago, it was never my intention to be a full-time blogger, generating a full-time income – and it’s still not. However, I’m trying to do what I can to contribute to my family’s bottom line. Through the Blogher Ad network and individual sponsor ads in my sidebar, I am able to ease the financial burden of my DIY decorating hobby. I have been advised that the new block of text ads in that location will contribute significantly to my blogging income, so I am trying it out for a bit just to see if it makes any difference in my Google AdSense revenues (I will tell you if it does, so you can do the same to your blog if you would like!).
I just wanted to draw it to your attention and put out there to the universe why the new ads have appeared. I’m not trying to be anything but an accessible, truthful blogger, so I wanted my thought process to be as transparent as possible.
Thank you for your readership and joining me in the adventure over the past year. Now, back to the glue gun fun!