February 27, 2012

Mad Men To The Rescue

You may have noticed that I am sporting some Blogher ads now. One ad running on my sidebar over that way ------>

And one on the blue bar across the top.

This was not a decision made lightly. At all. Just ask my husband. A lot of thought went into this and I annoyed him to no end with my ponderings on the subject.

But to be completely honest, it takes a lot of time to write a blog. Those of you who write blogs know this, those of you who don't write blogs yet (yes, everyone will eventually write a blog) will find this out. Between taking photos, writing, spell checking (why does your brain go on vacation when you turn 50?), design, etc you can spend as much time on it as you would at a part-time job. Plus there are costs associated with me having my own url, costs for extra storage space for photos on Google, etc. And I am at a point where I would feel better about putting time, effort and money into something, if it were a teeny tiny bit more than a hobby.

And let's be honest, I am not the largest blog out there. If I make enough to cover my blogging expenses and maybe buy myself a new lens for my camera this year, I will be ecstatic and probably pee my pants. Right now I am on track for a cheeseburger Happy Meal at McDonald's.

So, just wanted to let you know that I've gone pro. It sort of feels good to be back in the working world.

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24 comments:

  1. So you bit the bullet, eh Pam? Hope you make more than enough for more than one kid's meal! :-)

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  2. I agree, it does take a lot of time. I think I'm just going to do a quick post and then....well obviously you know what happens.

    Your posts are well written and entertaining, so I hope it all works out for you.

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  3. I have been contemplating this same thing for awhile, but I have so few followers that I wonder if I would be laughed at by Blogger if I signed up for ads :)

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  4. Congrats! I have applied to Blogher but not heard back. It's not a decision I've made lightly either but like you if I could earn a Happy Meal, I mean pay my expenses I would be thrilled. hugs, Linda

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  5. You know I want you to be able to buy numerous Happy Meals, just do not eat em.

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  6. Wishing you only the best. Cheers, Pam!

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  7. High time and good for you that you are getting a little back for all your time! Cudos on going with BlogHer. I so enjoy your humor and would hate it if you felt like you had to stop blogging. I think all people that put so much time in to their blogs should get paid if they can!!

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  8. Congrats on your decision. I really enjoy your style and would really miss you if you had to stop. I hope it's a big success for you.

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  9. I'm a recent subscriber to your blog and am enjoying getting to know you. I don't blog often and love when I do. Just wanted to say that I think your decision was a wise one. Also isn't the series Mad Men fantastic?

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  10. How exciting for you! Good Luck.

    melinda

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  11. Good for you, if that's what you want to do, it's your blog and you should do it! I wish you good luck and hope you make lots of money and get yourself a nice lens. Then we will be treated to more of your nice photos!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  12. p.s. how about signing up too for those, what is is, Google ads?? That might bring in some revenue also! It all adds up you know.
    gv

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  13. Congratulations! I know that it is a big decision to do that. I hope you do real well with it and can buy your new lens-xo Diana

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  14. Please don't pee your pants! I keep meaning to look into ads and just never get around to it. I hope you'll share your wisdom on this topic. And I hope you'll earn that lens quickly!

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  15. Congratulations on your big decision. Hopefully, it will earn you more than a Happy Meal :)

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  16. I hope you do well:) I have thought of maybe doing it someday myself.

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  17. I certainly respect and understand your decision, Pam. And, boy, do I know what you mean about the time commitment to a blog. I didn't realize what that investment would be when I started. Now, I often struggle to juggle blogging with a demanding communications career, fulfilling my sister's requests for handmade items for her boutique and my own crafty projects. Guess it's a good thing we're empty nesters now!

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  18. That is so exciting! Congratulations! Love your blog!
    Debbie

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  19. Good for you! You are so right about the time commitment involved in writing a blog. I go back forth about keeping my blog, accepting ads or just keeping things status quo. I just can't seem to make up my mind what I want to do.
    I see a new lens in your future!!
    Jane

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  20. You have a great attitude towards it and I wish you the best of luck. And yes, I know your struggle with that decision too.
    Okay, now let me click on that Ad so you can get a Deluxe Happy Meal!
    m.

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  21. Good for you. I hope you make your goal of the new lens. Hey, I'd do it for a new point and shoot. I hope you do well.
    You have a sweet blog....it's interesting and funny at the same time.
    (((((HUGS)))))

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  22. I applaud you for making the decision. Please let us know how it works for you. It will help all of us decide about going with the ads! I hope you get your new lens soon!!!

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  23. Good for you Pam. I hope you make enough for a couple of lenses and some new (vintage) junk! I have considered it and just haven't looked into it enough to make a descision. I hope it works well for you.

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  24. I think it's wonderful. I used to be a reporter and photographer for my local paper years ago and have considered the same thing. My hubby is taking odd jobs and a few extra dollars from me couldn't hurt. Much success to you in this new venture.

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