Something that I think about every once and again is whether or not I would want to put ads up on my blog. The thought of a monthly blog-generated allowance always leads to a flurry of questions...Do blogs make money? Or, enough money for ads to be worth installing? Would being accountable to advertisers or a blog advertisement service change the way that I blog? Or the way that I feel about my blog? Would the possibility of lucrative revenue increase or decrease my blogging motivation? Would I still be able to participate in the review communities I frequent? How would readers feel about ABWAB "selling out" to ads? And what is the best ad company anyway?
So, I'm going to ask the experts - you ABWAB readers. What do you think about blog adverts?
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