It’s getting to that point – regarding traffic and stats – that Veronica and I should start to think about monetizing our blog beyond an Adsense block and contextual links. It has become common practice that blogs of a certain stature are expected to provide some sort of advert options for others to purchase throughout the site. It seems to be in our best interest that we should take advantage of this opportunity to open up our canvas for potential advertisers, while paying some bills at the same time. Let’s take a look at what options we have…
As you can see by our template, it’s not very accommodating to the regular 125×125 ad farm that a lot of WordPress themes have – which I’m glad. I have two square banners up right now, and I don’t really see any more than 3 or 4 square banners in total for that area in the right sidebar, arranged in a vertical manner. Another option would be to provide ad space before/after posts but I’m not too sure how I feel about that – the awesome theme we use is vibrant and accommodating, and the last thing I want to do is fuck it all up with ad space.
So what do we do?
I feel much more comfortable leaving this decision up to you – our readers. We want to know how you feel with advertising on blogs, what you use to manage your ads, and based on our theme what you think would work best to combine ad options with our sites current vibe and functionality. If you know me at all, you know I’m not a fan of what I like to call “ad-blogs” and that will not happen with TAHC.com! I give you guys the power to determine how we go about doing this. Feel free to send us an email in the contact section above, or simply reply to this post with a comment!