Our popularity is growing and the internet shares this popularity with whoever wants to know via websites such as Alexa.com. So as we become more popular, advertisers start to notice.
But we are tempted to remain ad-free. We write this blog and share travel information for you, and we don't want to lose readers because the website has become cluttered with ads, even if the income makes it worthwhile.
We have occasionally done sponsored blog posts, and they don't seem to bother anybody, but maybe you'd rather not have them either. However, we like doing these giveaways because we like giving back to you the readers...many of you have given to us in more ways than one! So, some of the income that we receive from these sponsored posts goes towards these giveaways. Like that $100 we gave away last month...it came from blog revenue so it's not really like it was coming out of our pockets or anything.
By the same token, some of these advertisers think that $25 or so is okay, and obviously we turn them down right away. Sorry, it's just not worth the effort for that kind of money.
But then money does talk and the more money, the more likely we are to accept an offer even if the ad is somewhat intrusive.
So we want your opinion. Please use the poll provided and leave any comments below the way you normally would. Thanks for your feedback!