Well Bless Her Heart

Look at what R*Belle did.

Crickets chirping. Laptops whirring. Blenders mixing margaritas. Oh wait, I’m daydreaming yet again.

She bought a text ad on my sidebar! Yes, you see I am too darn stubborn to admit that perhaps I’m not in the Adbrite league and so I refuse to taken down my text ad pitch. It’s a bargain people. Really.

I won’t get into the blog ad debate here because others are doing that so well. Obviously I am not “against” ads on blogs (see the ClubMom sellout ad at the bottom of my blog) although personally if ads begin to take over a blog and you notice the ads more than the writing then I think it starts crossing the line over into MySpace obnoxiousness. I don’t like popups. I don’t like music or animation or anything that reminds me of Dollywood on crack on a blog. When I visit a blog I visit it to read and not necessarily shop or be reminded immediately that the volume is cranked up on my computer.

So do you have ads on your blog? And, if not, do you run shrieking into the blogosphere when you see ads? Do you even notice blog ads? And speaking of noticing ads, go click on R*belle’s ad over there, will you? Thanks. You’re a peach.


  1. Colleen says:

    I second Renee’s sentiment. I don’t have ads because I don’t think I’d benefit from them. But, if I thought I would, I’d probably add them to my blog. Maybe one day…

    Ads on a blog don’t bother me. If I’m not interested I ignore them. Easy to do (most of the time). I also like what Julie (A Little Pregnant) does. She says right up front that she donates all ad revenue to charity. That’s pretty cool.

  2. Mrs. Flinger says:

    This is fab because I’ve been wondering the same thing and have a post in DREAFT about ads. I’m curious because I’m currently in the process of signing up for ads and wondered if y’all peeps would leave me.

    And how the HELL did RBELLE get adspace here? DUDE. THAT”S SO COOL!

  3. Mrs. Flinger says:

    P.S. I clicked the link so y’all make money. I’ll do it about four million times more. heh

  4. MamaChristy says:

    I have ads and have for about, oh, a year. I have made $4.75. In a year. I have to get to $100 before they send me a check. I call it my pension plan for being a saty-at-home mom. 🙂

  5. R*Belle says:

    Y’all seriously, I couldnt look at that sad ad brite message for one more day! Thanks for coming to visit though, tomorrow the adbrite message will be back. If I feel rich again, I may advertise another day … heck I may even go a whole week!

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