No Ads Please. Not Here. Not Now.

From time to time I get emails from companies wanting to advertise here on Wonderwebby.  Instead of replying with my standard “no thanks” response,  I thought I’d write something here.

Why” No Thanks”?

Because this is my playground.

But don’t you want to make money?

Sure. But not here.

Are there other ways I can promote myself/my product through Wonderwebby?

Yes!

Like last year, when Reward Yourself Card donated $100 per post for 13 bloggers to write a tribute to the entrepreneurial poor, to raise microfinance for the Philippines. If you’re interested in supporting any future fundraisers, I’d still be interested in hearing from you.

Sometimes I’ll write about a relevant book or product sent to me. But I’m not paid for this. And sending me something doesn’t guarantee it will find its way to this little corner of cyberspace. Unless it’s full of wonderment :)

And every so often I like to share things that inspire or interest me, like this video from my employer. (See the disclaimer to the right…views expressed here are my own, not those of my employer, yadda yadda yadda.)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfEbMV295Kk]

I suppose sharing corporate content is blurring the lines a bit. But it’s a personal choice, and that’s what I’m comfortable with.

What’s the Art Not Ads logo about?

Read more on Keri Smith’s Ad Free Blog site. It’s food for thought.

I’m not saying every single blog should be ad free.  But it’s still a choice, not an obligation to use Google Ads or to be paid for advertising.  Do you know what I mean? What do you think?