I've had some big dreams for my blog for awhile now. When I first started the blog in May 2011 (see my first post here), I never imagined that I'd enjoy writing so much. At the time, I think I had about 200 views on my blog in one month. A little over one year later, and I have on average about 10,000 views per month. I also blog a lot more, and invest a lot more of myself!
For the past 6-months or so, I have had some big dreams for my blog. I don't think it's wrong to generate an income from blogging, especially when you take time away from your family and other priorities to keep it up. So, I have prayed about it and discussed my hopes and dreams with my husband, and we have both decided that I should continue to invest time on This Rookie Wife. Possibly, we're hoping to even generate a bit of income for our family.
I'm being up-front with my readers about the "income bit" because I want to be honest and sincere. I hope you all will continue to read, even if there is an advertisement or two on this blog. I will also only accept advertisements that I support. Same goes with any sponsered posts or giveaways. I'm not going to have a Canadian Tire advertisement on my blog, because I never go there, and that would just be silly.
I hope you enjoy my new blog design. I'm really pleased with the way that it turned out, and thankful for my amazing husband who spent a few hours today installing the design (it's cheaper to install the design yourself -- for any bloggers out there looking to get a nice new blog design).
Okay -- my little Penelope is asking me to snuggle her, so I better go!
What do you think about bloggers who try to make an income from their blog? Are they sell-outs, or is blogging a job that deserves an income? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts!!