Notice something different?
Yep, those annoying Google ads that were up there are now gone.
I know I said I’d give it a few weeks. I decided 4 or 5 days was enough. I just couldn’t do it. I’ll be honest – I cringed every time I looked at my blog. I know you did, too. When I started losing sleep over it, I knew that I just couldn’t deal with it anymore.
I got a ton of feedback about the ads and most if it (to my surprise) was very positive. I don’t think that I would have lost readers over it, but I didn’t want you to get an icky vibe from my fun little blog. At the end of the day, I just needed to take a step back, breathe, and remember that my blog is growing by leaps and bounds because my projects are fun and my content is good. Well, it’s either that or you like to laugh at me when I burn my fingers with the glue gun.
Truth be told (for those of you who are interested), I actually made about 10 times more revenue with the Google ads for the days they were at the top of my content than I do when they are just in the sidebar or wherever. My experiment was definitely successful monetarily, but it’s wasn’t emotionally. My emotions win every time.
You guys are the best, and I really do appreciate all of the advice and feedback. Thank you for hanging in there with me. Now, who wants to come over and help me build the arbor in my backyard I was hoping I could pay some dudes to build? Any takers? 😀