Thursday, July 24, 2008

Considerations figured out know how I was considering what to do with this blog?  Should I get its own domain?  Should I make it more money-producing with advertising and sponsored posts?

Well, I've decided against all that for a couple of reasons.

  1. I really want to keep the blog personal.  I see a lot of "personal" finance blogs that just don't seem so personal.  They are more like magazine blogs than personal journal blogs.  And that's not where I want to go.  I enjoy it being personal.  That also means that I won't be posting every day.  I post when I have something to say.  If that means a couple of days pass because I just don't have anything to write, then so be it.  If I have too much to say and write three blogs entries in one day, then so be that too.  Now don't get me wrong I do like the other blogs I mentioned before, but it's not where I want to see this go.
  2. As for advertising and sponsored posts.  I just don't want to get too much into that and clutter up my blog.  Also, I think it's a big disservice to my readers.  How do you know if I really recommend something or if I'm just getting paid to say something about a product?  I do have the widget on the sidebar, but everything I put on it is something I really do recommend.  Unless I own it myself or borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it tremendously it will not be on there.  And I always recommend you check out the library first, buy second.  Anything I review here is my honest opinion and if I think someone else could benefit from a product, then I'll place it on the widget, but not because someone told me to.
I pretty much think those are good enough reasons to keep things the way they are now.  I hope you will stay to read my blog and others will join in to read it, but if you don't that's alright, too.

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