On blogging and making money

This is an e-mail I sent to the Mindanao Bloggers mailing list. This is for those people who monetize their blogs. Please read.

Good day guys,

A couple of days ago, I made an entry (Jobless dilemma) with an in-line ad link. The entry was not a review of the advertiser, neither his site nor his products and services. (at some point, the entry’s topic is related to the advertiser’s ad).

But to my dismay, last night, when i checked the comments on that post…. I received a comment from someone. The person said “Maniniwala na sana ako kaso may sponsored links sa ibaba. Kaduda-duda na tuloy ang post nato.”. WhaattT?? Ok……zipped

Let this be a reminder to us all, (especially those who monetize our blogs), making money out of our blogs is not bad. In fact, it’s a good thing. But compromising our content for the sake of earning defeats the purpose of blogging. And placing an ad does not invalidate the message you are convey to your readers.

I would like to quote what Kuya Blogie said (a comment to that post): “having in-post ads doesn’t invalidate the post’s message. monetizing blogs is now an accepted activity”

Kind regards,
The Yagit Kid – http://www.batangyagit.com