Friday, December 15, 2006

I Love Pay Per Post - How Do You Feel About It?

I have not been posting for a month yet, but I have to say I love Pay Per Post. Posting ads on blogs can be done, I think, without interrupting the flow or infringing on the integrity of the content.

During the first year of The Gonzo Papers, I had periods where there weren't many postings. In fact, looking back there were a couple extended periods with no posting. Self satisfaction remains the reason for my blogging. Earning money from blogging, though, certainly adds an enticing wrinkle.

Writers write; that can be as a hobby or a profession. Pay Per Post has provided an incentive to create time to post. I love it because it is affording me opportunities to find information that can benefit my clients. It is also allowing me to exercise my creative muscles, enabling me to weave my stories in a way that fulfills the needs of an advertiser.

I have not had one problem where there has been an objection to the Gonzo approach. I think, as I expressed when I was beginning, that Pay Per Post has fit seamlessly into the fabric of The Gonzo Papers.

Input from my visitors, my friends, is important to me. Blogging, for me, is a way to gain insight, to be exposed to the viewpoints of other people, to learn. How do you feel Pay Per Post fitting in the grand scheme of The Gonzo Papers?


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. If you can make money doing this I say do it!

Kilroy_60 said...

To have the blog pay for a new computer on which to blog and to buy some new camera equipment sounded like the perfect equation to me.

It will be interesting to see who signs up through the affiliate program and passes on my email as their referral when they start blogging for cash. {hint} 8-D

Anonymous said...

In all honesty? I hate it! I liked coming here and reading your posts before. I might not have always got over as often as I'd like to, but when I did I enjoyed it. Now I have to sift through all this other stuff to find the posts that are 'you'... and I'm afraid I get put off by having to weed out the ones I don't want to read.

I took the ads off my blog, because I felt they detracted from what I wanted to say, the pictures I wanted to show. And I'm glad I did. They weren't doing me any favours. I looked at the stats - no-one was following the ads. They were a distraction.

Personally, I'd rather see the posts that are 'you' rather than see you fill it up with 'spacers', even if you didn't post so often...

... but it's entirely up to you. If you're getting paid for it, and enjoy it - all the best!