Hello fellow foodies and bloggers! We wanted to get some ideas and feed back from you on a number of issues, in order to help form the next steps for our blog.
The first question we have is, should we allow advertising on the blog? We realise that there are pros and cons to this, there are tons of articles to read (all very pros and cons). However, we also understand that as the blog grows in our content, the advertising can pay for expansion and development, for example, extra memory storage, the ability to post videos, better design and the rest.
Let’s face it we didn’t start this to make money, but neither can we afford for it to cost us anything, other than time. Even though we’re not at that point yet, it doesn’t hurt to plan and seek opinion and help. We are just novices and aren’t sure where to go next…maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves?
Who better to ask than you, the people who look at and read the blog?
We are relatively new to this kind of thing so would be really interested to hear what people think about this issue. I understand it’s big in the USA, but here in blighty it seems much less developed. Should we or shouldn’t we and will it generate enough income so the blog pays for itself?
We had also thought of developing an “Ask the Blokes” section, where you could submit questions and challenges for us to try and answer or complete. Would this be interesting/worthwhile or pointless?
We have also recently set up a Facebook page and any tips you could give us on how to develop that alongside the blog would be greatly appreciated – also please “like” if you haven’t done so already!
You may also have noticed that we are now on Foodie Blog Roll, hence our original question re advertising, because they ask for us to become publishers and we are not sure yet…
So many questions…perhaps too many?
Please let us know what you think about these or any other issues…we have some serious discussions and decision making ahead and would like you to be a part of that. Because you folks are more important to us than we ever realized you could be – sloppy huh!?
Hoping that you will participate by writing in the comments section and thanking you in advance for doing so,
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