Tuesday, January 22, 2013

hey girl,

In the spirit of “keeping it real”, I wanted to share something with you – I am looking into selling/placing ads on my blog. I have up until this point accepted button swaps, & had Passionfruit ad options available, but I haven’t actively pursued bringing in advertisements to this little corner of the internet. This was a conscious choice on my part because I felt as if I was just getting to know you, as you were just meeting me, & I didn’t want some big, flashy banner ads in the sidebar to interrupt our first date. But now that we know each other a little better, I want to continue to grow, & bring you new/exciting content, & that means there might be a new ad or two popping up in various places.
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I will never dilute my content just to cater to an ad client, & I want your feedback (the good, the bad, the ugly, just try to be constructive) as these changes roll out. Please do not up & leave me without letting me know what the issues are & giving me a chance to make this a happy place for everyone.

Blogging is not my full time job (not even part time, or other wise either), but actually just my hobby that I am crazy passionate about. It is my only hope that these small changes will help Here&Now continue to be a place you enjoy visiting (everyday, once a week, when you get a chance), hopefully the only differences you will notice are more fun giveaways, exiting new product features, clever campaign announcements, & the like.
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How can you get involved? 
- In the spirit of change, what would YOU like to see on Here&Now? Weekly series? More/less outfits? Splurge/Steal shopping posts? More of Doug the Pug’s mug (let’s be honest, who doesn’t!?) 
- Do you post ads on your site? What have you found to be the best way? 
- Let’s grow our blogs together! Purchase a “Top Dog” Passionfruit ad & you will get your own shout-out post/giveaway opportunity (this will rock, I swear!)


  1. All of the above! Outfits, splurge/steal and, of course, Doug!

  2. I love all of your posts! (especially if they include Doug)  I've been accepting paid ads on the blog Since January 1st...and it's been a lot of work, but totally worth it.  I connect with new bloggers and make a few dollars to fuel advertising my own blog.  It's a win - win.  The toughest part for me is not diluting my content.  Doing the monthly giveaway generates a lot of traffic and new readers, but sometimes I just have too many good posts planned!  Haha.  

    Penniless Socialite

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  3. I think it's great you posted this Jess! Honestly, if I love the blog and the content I could care less how many ads are all over it! In fact, I expect it coming from blogs with great content (like yours) :) So no worries!

    I love all of your posts... and who doesn't love Doug the Pug?! :)

    We are looking into ads currently too, but its just been a discussion so I don't have any advice on what's the best way to go about it!

  4. I need to do this on my blog too. I've been putting it off and keep wanting to put it off since it seems like a hassle. Let me know how it turns out for you.


  5. Go for it girl!  I love all your posts & can't wait to see what kind of sponsors you attract!  Good luck!

    Oh and yes, yes, YES to more Doug the Pug!!  #dougfan

    PS - I'm sorry I've been so MIA...I actually moved blogs - http://jenplusjohn.blogspot.com/ - come check me out! :-)

  6. Exciting times! I say go for it! As long as a blog doesn't become one big sponsored post, ads don't worry me. Keep up the outfit posts - love them :)


  7. i think advertising makes sense! blogging takes work and time, so i'll probably take ads/sponsors once i get more followers too. i signed up for one of the free small spots and hope to continue to be a sponsor in the future too! oh and more pug pictures always!! :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  8. I have gone back and forth about wanting paid sponsorship, as well. Thus far, I just have people guest post and/or do giveaways. Maybe one day!

  9. I'd like to see all of the things you mentioned, especially more Doug! :)

    I have some basic google adsense ads, but nothing else.

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