In the last few days there have been complaints about the ads on my blog. One reader went so far as to say she’d come back when the ads were gone completely.
I could not operate this blog without ads. I have three entities to pay for every month to keep this blog going. I have things I must pay on an annual basis as well to keep the blog going. If I don’t pay these bills, the blog simply disappears off the internet.
I thought about it last night and I’m talking to the ad network again today. But I cannot take every ad off. I might as well stop writing this blog if that is the case. Because it has to pay for itself. I’m not paying for it out of my own funds separate from the blog.
Last night I laid awake and once again thought maybe it is time to pack it in. I can’t possibly keep everyone happy and that fact is making me unhappy and anxious.
I don’t like ads either, but ads are why readers of blogs and websites and videos get their content free. The readers aren’t paying for the content. The ads pay for the content so that there can be content.
When you pick up a magazine at the store, you both pay for the magazine and have to look at the ads the publisher uses to operate.
I just don’t know what to do. Perhaps I should scale back on the number of days I post. Many, probably most, bloggers do projects and such and therefore only post when they’ve completed a project. Which can’t be every day obviously unless they have a staff.
I post mostly about my life so that is why I can post every day. I’m very structured and I manage to come up with something 365 days a year. However whether you find it worthy of reading is up to you.
I’m going to have to think about this. Because I am not going to pay what I have to pay each month out of my own pocket. If it can’t pay for itself, then the blog needs to go.
I could now live off social security if need be. But I’ve always loved this space and this blog has been my life for nearly 11 and a half years.
I look forward to your input and recommendations so that I can make some sort of decision.