I signed up with an affiliate/advertising company that received positive reviews from another blog-at-home-mom. However, the more links and ads I get to post on my blog to earn money per click with, the more I don't feel right about the products being advertised. I don't like advertising brands that I know use sweatshops or mainstream medicines that I wouldn't give my own child. I do want my blog to generate income and eventually be a profitable part of our media business (in addition to just blogging for the fun of it -- I do love it a lot), but I get that gross, nagging feeling that I'm not being honest with myself if I'm promoting such things.
I don't get enough hits -- yet -- that I have people filling up my inbox for advertising opportunities, but would it be wrong to ask for potential advertisers to apply for advertising space and (nicely, professionally) let it be known that I want advertisers who are in line with my values/ethics? I've seen one other blog that does this...I don't remember which one, or else I'd credit the really cool woman who writes the blog. I have to have it bookmarked somewhere because I really love what she has to say. Anyway, the point is that she has ads on her blog and has a little note saying that she reserves the right to approve/deny potential ads based on business practices/ethics/reflection of her values.
Thoughts? Opinions? BTDT?