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Aloha Friday #5! May 15, 2009

Filed under: Aloha Friday,Blogging,Reflections — everydaywomanusa @ 6:07 am
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It’s Friday again, so that means it’s time for . . .

I just LOVE what Kailani  is doing over at An Island Life with “Aloha Friday.”

In Hawaii, she says, “Aloha Friday is the day when we take it easy and look forward to the weekend.  So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.”

I can’t really say that Friday is any less frantic than any other day of the week here, but I like the idea.  Wouldn’t you love to be on “island time?”

I’m participating in Kailani’s  Aloha Friday and I thought I’d bring a bit of the islands to Everydaywoman.  I’ll be posting a simple question to stir up a little conversation before the weekend.  If you’d like to participate, please respond to the question in a comment, and feel free to post your own question on your blog and leave your link below.  Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My “Aloha Friday” question this week is: 

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT ADS ON BLOGS?

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5 Responses to “Aloha Friday #5!”

  1. It’s not my style. I have a job, and I blog because I enjoy it, not for money.

    But I realize that’s not everyone’s reason for blogging.

  2. retrohousewifegoesgreen Says:

    I have ads on my blog but they are targeted and only companies I have used or would (sometimes they are for kids products which I don’t have a need for). I don’t have google ads or anything.

  3. I don’t like ads on blogs usually – except when someone links to their own etsy shop, or shows something they’ve made, their own music or book, and so on. I really don’t like seeing ads for “dating opportunities” in my area, or stuff like that. Puts me off returning to those blogs, in fact. That’s my tuppence-worth this Friday!

  4. Green Mamma Says:

    I go back and forth. For a long while, I pulled all ads and replaced them with causes that I believe in. Now, I am rethinking this, for my blog, to include small businesses with values that align with my own.

    I enjoy blogging for sake of sharing myself with others and learning about others, however, I would not want to discourage those successful bloggers who are supporting their families by earning wages from the work they do.

    Great question. Glad to be thinking some more on it, 🙂

  5. Ruth Says:

    Thanks to all for your very thoughtful comments on this issue. I can really appreciate both sides.

    Although I currently don’t have ads on my blog, I’m certainly not offended by those who do, especially those in good taste that are connected to the theme/values of the blogger, as RHGG and GM suggest. In fact, I’ve purchased some items off a favorite parenting site that I haven’t found elsewhere. I guess I’d have a different take on this if the ads overpowered the content, but I haven’t witnessed this on the blogs I favor.

    There are some talented authors out there who probably supplement family income—or make a good living on their own—with successful blogs and to them, I say congrats! For me, right now, blogging is a new form of expression/entertainment/education which I partake in, on the side, along with a demanding, full-time career, family life, other obligations, etc. I can only imagine what I’d like to do with it if I had more time!


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