I don't pretend to fall in the league of the jet-set Mommy Bloggers, highlighted in this NY Times piece:
"Whereas so-called mommy blogs were once little more than glorified electronic scrapbooks, a place to share the latest pictures of little Aidan and Ava with Great-Aunt Sylvia in Omaha, they have more recently evolved into a cultural force to be reckoned with. Embellished with professional graphics, pithy tag lines and labels like “PR Friendly,” these blogs have become a burgeoning industry generating incomes ranging from $25 a month in what one blogger called “latte money” to, for a very elite few, six figures."
I've toyed with the idea of enabling the Google AdSense, to 'Monetize' my blog. But it still feels like a cop-out to me. I throw around brand-names in the course of my ramblings, but they are not the be-all of the story, just props that could be replaced by any generic name that would work. Do I want highlighted words with ads for those products flashing on my blog page? No.
I have precious few readers and those that do come back for the slices of life (and how-tos on Victorian ringlets;), and I fear they will be chased away if I sell out. So I will continue with my tiny corner of the blogosphere, untrammeled by burdens of trying to market and highlight products to 'select audiences'. This is just a creative outlet, not a money-making proposition.