What are your thoughts on me putting ads on this site?

Today WordPress.com announced that they were opening up the ability to make some money on blogs hosted there. They are starting with blogs that have Custom Domains, like mine!

I wanted to hear from you, my two visitors, and see if you would be OK with me trying to make a small amount to cover the costs of running the site? I am a bit apprehensive about placing ads if they take away from my witty commentary. haha.

I remember signing up for Google Ads a few years ago when I ran my atheist.nu site. The problem was that it looked for words in my content. So as an example, if I was writing about how evolution is true and creationism is not, Google would place ads on a book about how creationism was true or Darwin was a fake. Kinda the opposite of the content I was talking about.

So, I am excited, but with bated breath. I hope WordPress gets it right!

Here is a bit more about the new program.

Some of you may have seen the announcement that WordPress.com has partnered with Federated Media (FM) to provide advertising representation to WordPress.com bloggers. We would like to extend an invitation to you to raise your hand if you are interested in this program by entering this brief form.

WordAds is 100% optional and is designed for bloggers who would like to earn money from their blogs by showing high quality ads from brand advertisers. FM is well known for representing top blogs with high quality ads for sites like BoingBoing and Apple Insider.

Working with WordPress.com, FM can now extend its representation to more sites.

Here is a link for more information. WordAds.

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2 Replies to “What are your thoughts on me putting ads on this site?”

  1. Ooo..sounds interesting. Are you seriously asking for our opinion?? Its your blog and you invest your time and energies into it, so it really should be your choice..but since you asked..of course not, I’m sure I wouldn’t mind it! All the best 🙂

    1. I am! I like my increase in traffic on the site, and don’t want to lose that if there are ads. But, if they are smart ads, and don’t pop up or get in the way too much, I might just to see if I can offset some of the costs.

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