Oh readers, dear, I have an important question for all of you. An advertising agency has contacted me about putting a few ads on Click Clack Gorilla. The money isn’t bad, and the ads would consist of linked keywords within the text. Aka sometimes words would be hyperlinks, and those hyperlinks would lead to websites who have paid for the mention. It doesn’t sound very intrusive, and yet, I hesitate.
What do you think? Would you be annoyed to see paid hyperlinks in Click Clack Gorilla text? Would I be?
This blog has never been about making money (though maybe in another five years I will finally have earned myself a ten dollar Amazon gift certificate through Amazon Associates, harheeharharhar), but about writing–keeping motivated to write more consistently, getting feedback from time to time, and having a real neat filing system for all the drafts. If it weren’t for Click Clack Gorilla my ship would have sunk beneath tiny bits of paper long ago.
And yet, getting some money for something I would be doing anyway sounds like a pretty sweet deal. And if an advertising agency is paying me, then I will never need to resort to hassling you all for cash when mamma needs a new pair of shoes. So what do you think? Do you have ads on your own site? (And has your experience been good or bad?) Would ads on Click Clack irritate? Or should I just stop biting my nails and do it already?