Over the past six months I have been contacted by numerous companies and organisations with proposals to advertise on The Poppy Files. I have been in two minds about this for some time and wondered what my devoted readers think?
Firstly, the primary function of the The Poppy Files is my creative outlet. It is also a family memento as we watch our children evolve each day and an account of our life here in Hobart. I love that the blog is clean and free from flashing advertising trying to compete for your eye and eventually a click to convert unsuspecting readers into thinking they ‘need’ a product or service.
Adversely it continues to surprise me how many of you visit The Poppy Files – I receive an average of 50 visitors a day from all over the world, which is a pittance compared to other blogs but it is humbling to know that people are interested in my account of our life in Tasmania.
So – what do I do? Part of me is attracted to the idea of monetising my blog if I can, but would I be selling out? What do you think: