July suggested I accept advertising, and I’m not one to question. I’m afraid he might tell August if I don’t.
This post is actually for all those interested in advertising on blogs, in general. I haven’t actively pursued advertising very much, as evidenced by my lackluster advertising page. I want to spruce that area up, and was wondering what you like to see when you consider advertising on a blog. Do you want stats, facts, figures and prices? On the one hand, it’s convenient. You only email the blogger if you are interested and the rates fit your budget. I had something up like that a while ago, but took in down because my blog grew substantially and the stats/rates were no longer relevant. On the other hand, everyone knows what you spend on advertising. That rankles some cankles for those who prefer to keep their business private. Totally understandable.
What do you think of those advertiser summary posts that bloggers do? Honestly, I normally skip them. I don’t object to them, but since I don’t have spending money right now, they are of no use to me. I would read them (quickly) if I had the extra money or if it was closer to the holidays.
I have more questions, but they aren’t relevant to advertising. A reader asked me how to grow her blog, and I had no idea what to say. I’ve done nothing tangible, other than write frequently and work on improving my pictures. There are definitely things you can do, but they are things I find naturally difficult. Networking, introducing yourself to bloggers bigger than you, commenting on popular blogs (commenting for comments seems phoney), joining forums (who has time?), and other tactics. I’m of the work hard and it will happen mentality, which might not be the best way to build an online business. Actually, it’s the worst way to build an online business, so don’t do what I do if you are looking for explosive growth.
Okay, advertising welcome for August and beyond. You can email me for rates. In the spirit of full disclosure, I reach roughly 2,500-3,000 visitors/page views daily, including rss feeds. I’ve included a chart of the breakdown.
Thanks for your support.