Site Stuff: Honesty and Advertising
So y’all might’ve noticed that I put up a scenic spacey background image up behind the content, and there were a couple of reasons I’ve done this. First, I thought it looked pretty — which it does, adds a touch of flair I think — but second was to see if I could do it in the first place.
Now I’ve dabbled a touch with advertising before, such as Amazon and GOG affiliate links, but recently, the folks publishing Gemini Wars, Iceberg Interactive, asked if I would like to do some advertising for their game, which involved a clickable background. This is, honestly, my first advertising deal EVER, and I’m kinda giddy about it. Since I’m planning a big move this Summer, the extra coin will help. The ad in question will start near the end of this month and will run for around a month.
I therefore wanted to be up front and honest with y’all about what’s going on. I don’t plan to plaster the site with advertising banners or any of that stuff, but I would love it if I could do enough advertising to at least pay for hosting for this site. This means I will hopefully get deals like this, wherein the advertising isn’t in your face, but still noticeable.
Honestly? I’m positively GIDDY that I’m getting enough traffic to be even CONSIDERED as worthy of carrying advertising for someone else, so thank you all for that. I also hope to keep all advertising on the site engaging yet subtle, so it’s not in your face or anything. This is a blog first and foremost, and while it would be a DREAM COME TRUE to make lots of money off it, I’m not going to sacrifice the user experience to do so.
So thank you all again, SO MUCH, for continuing to visit my site. I really appreciate it, and I hope you have a lovely day and weekend. If you have any questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to comment here or contact me directly. Thanks again folks!