We are of course always trying to improve our economic situation by improving our content, getting the word out, increasing traffic, and selling more ads and doing more Amazon business.
We still operate at a loss, but our situation has improved very steadily over time and I am confident we will reach our goal of solvency. We just added a sponsorship ad today – over there on the left at the top of the page – for a blog by a porn publisher: “Diary of a Porn Publisher.”
Since the ad clearly states that the site is for adults only and is not work-safe, and is about the workings of the biz – even saying “Why Am I Not Having More Fun?” – I don’t have a problem with the message of the ad.
But the image itself gave me pause and I have heard from several writers and readers who are concerned that the picture on the ad might get Blogcritics banned from their work, wich would directly impact our traffic, and therefore our ability to deliver traffic. The picture doesn’t include explicit nudity, but it’s about as close as you can get.
What are your thoughts on the ad? The picture? I am very interested in any thoughts on this ad, the boundaries of what you consider to be acceptable advertising, your web surfing habits at work (anonymous is fine), or anything related.
I can’t really pick and choose what ads we get other than to flat out reject a given ad, which obviously, I would rather not do. Thanks for your input.