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    Who refuses to monetize his/her blog?

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    I was wondering if some people are still blogging with no thoughts about money whatsoever.

    Have you tried? How does it feel?

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    It's hard to believe, but more blogs aren't monitized than are.

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    I haven't monetized my personal blog, and I don't plan to anytime soon. My other blogs spun off of sites that were already monetized, though.
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    I couldn't imagine having a blog without monetization.

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    I don't see any point in monetizing my blog. Web hosting is cheap and I don't think I'll ever get enough traffic to make me feel the need to cover my costs with advertising.

    I do have one site which is monetized, but it's not so much a blog as an informational site which happens to use a blog platform to power it.

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    He's No Good To Me Dead silver trophybronze trophy stymiee's Avatar
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    I have an entire website, blog included, that I don't monetize. When I do monetize the site it won't be from the blog directly. At that point the blog will just help drive in traffic for the monetizing feature to capitalize on.

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    Despite contrary belief most people blog simply because that's what they like doing and the reward of people sharing thoughts on what they write about far outweighs anything else.

    For the average blog, running ads is often like renting your a**e out to the highest bidder

    I'd say that the presentation of any blog tends to reflect the motives of the owner, so if you run ads all over your pages what impression are you giving your visitors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedreamer View Post
    For the average blog, running ads is often like renting your a**e out to the highest bidder
    I couldn't have put it better my self


    I don't know anyone in real life who has advertising on their blog (apart from those who are using freebie web hosts which force advertising on their blog). I don't think it would ever occur to them to do otherwise.

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    I don't monetize my blogs, and don't plan to in the future either. In fact, most of the blogs I frequent are not monetized.

    Most blogs that exists for the sole purpose of monetization are very annoying to read IMO. On the other hand, there are some very good blogs that are being very successfully monetized as well.
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    I haven't monetized any of my blogs (except for a few text links in the sidebar which are NOT paying off ). I don't plan to add any advertisements until I get enough readers to make it worth my effort and I won't get enough readers to make it worth the effort until I get more time to blog regularly... and that might be never.
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    My blog is ad-free and will remain so.
    Birnam wood is come to Dunsinane

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutisticCuckoo View Post
    My blog is ad-free and will remain so.
    Off Topic:



    It's good to see you have a new blog entry, but I'd like to see more about the furry rulers of ┼snorrbodarna
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    Alas! If we weren't restricted to 24 measly hours a day, there would be!
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