I'm sort of at a crossroads with my blog. I've talked to a good friend of mine who makes big bucks off her blogs and websites. She's been talking to me for awhile about monetizing mine.
Well, we finally chatted in detail about what that would require. I feel it may be something I can handle but I'm not sure it's what I want to do. Right now I enjoy my little "space". I enjoying what I do and enjoy writing about it. I enjoy doing it for me and enjoy when others happen to find enjoyment in it as well.
It would be nice if my hobby paid for itself. But I'm struggling with the idea of "Selling out". She's talking sponsors, paid advertisers, reviews etc. A certain amount of time each day "promoting" myself. I'm not sure I can do all that and stay true to myself.
For those of you that have gone this route (and decided either way) did you struggle with the decision? How did you come to decide? What things affected your decision?
And if you did decide to monetize, do you regret your decision for any reason? Do you feel you lost any genuineness?
Any advice or ideas to help me grapple with this decision is appreciated!