I've been thinking about this here blog lately...what I choose to post about, what I choose not to post about, my reader's response, my sponsor's response.
I've been having a great time with my sponsors lately. They've been giving me a lot of positive feedback, which makes for a rewarding experience all around. But the truth is, I've been wondering if continuing to offer sponsorships is right for me. I go back and forth.
I try really hard to control and limit the content on my blog. I turn away ads I don't find fitting for JAA. I don't write product reviews and I make it a point to not paste sneaky affiliate links all over my posts.
It just doesn't feel right to me.
I think because of this, the content that I do share is more valuable. I think that's the reason why my sponsors have been pleased. You guys know I'm not going to spew some crap to you for money. (Thanks for trusting me.)
My relationship with a lot of my sponsors has continued far beyond the month they spend on my sidebar, and that is definitely the most beneficial part of offering sponsorships. If I do end sponsorships that is the part I will truly miss. I like supporting handmade businesses and creating friendships with other business owners.
But ah, I just don't know if sponsorships and/or side bar ads, are right for me anymore.
Do you over advertising on your blog? Why or why not? If so, do you ever question it?