There's a lot of controversy surrounding sponsored posts and advertising in the blogging world. And I wasn't sure where I stood on it until recently.
I was quite indifferent about it all. If someone chooses to have ads on their blog, that's great. Whatever. A sponsored post here and there, a giveaway now and then - all good.
But for me? I didn't really want those things on my own blog until I'd made up my mind about where I stood on the subject.
And now I have.
So, you'll see the occasional sponsored post popping up here every now and then. (And you may have already noticed a couple.) I'm also seeing if Nuffnang ads are worthwhile - hence their logo on the right-hand sidebar.
These posts will by no means form the majority of my blogging; they will be just a small part in between my usual posts.
Maybe I've sold out, but I don't think so. If ever I feel my integrity is being jeopardised or I'm being pushed to be dishonest, I won't take part in the campaign. But for the most part, I think if I have an opportunity to promote something worthwhile, or to be paid for a small part of the time I spend blogging - well, it doesn't make me a bad person.
I hope you don't mind me trialling a few things like this. I look forward to sharing it all with you and seeing how things go.
What are your thoughts on blog ads and sponsored posts? Feel free to leave a comment below or email me.