Anyone heard of BlogHer?
I've been invited to join them.
I'm tempted. I checked out their site and was pleased with the caliber of bloggers who are on there. Lots of seriously good writers.
My readership would expand since they promote you. This may or may not be a good thing since I have never really been too concerned about that. I really like those that read me and enjoy reading them too. And some of the best blogs that I read, I discovered because they found me first and commented.
But, I truly like the pace of my blog. Like it that I only write when I feel like it. That wouldn't really change. According to their guidelines, I'd only have to update the blog once a week and I already write more than that.
I like the whole concept of BlogHer.
The only problem that I have is that I would have to have ads on my blog, something that I have shunned from day one. I've always found ads annoying on other blogs. The good news is that I can set ad guidelines (no dating ads, no Republican ads, etc.) But,frankly it is the only thing making me pause.
I like the simple look of my blog. I find it comforting to look at. Would ads spoil that?
Bing's fingers are all over my back on this one. She thinks I should absolutely join. That, hey, I would make MONEY from those ads and that it is a minor thing. She has always said that I should look into publication, which sort of surprises me since she really doesn't read my blog that much.
I just don't know. I'm human. I like the idea of reaching more people, maybe finding more interesting blogs to read. But, the other part of me is hesitating. I am already pushed for time a lot. I set aside one day a week to just read other blogs and I start at 7 and finish about 9. Do I really have enough time to take on more readers? But, the thing is....I LOVE my nights of reading other blogs. I am always so impressed with them.
Ugh. Back and forth. Back and forth.
What would you do if you were me?