Hello everyone, this is a public service announcement.
So, I was trying to dream up a funny photograph for this one. Maybe me covered head to toe in newspaper ads, or even a fake ad with yours-truly. But no. That just looked somewhat silly, and not in a good way.
I was also thinking about not mentioning any of the changes that are happening with my lovely little blog – but that would seem kind of odd too.
Over the last couple of months I have been giving blog advertising some thought. I didn’t start this blog to make money, and I never intend it to be that way – I would of course like it be uber-successful and take over the world, but I don’t think that happens by having ad’s on my site.
What does happen however is the rise in food costs, and also some more than cheap hobbies (moldy pig bits). I have been looking at new and interesting content for my blog – more meat curing stuff, more videos, more tutorials. It all starts to rack up those green pieces of paper. I don’t want to cover my blog in ads to pay for the cost of all of that, but I don’t want my blog to stagnant and not naturally progress as I would like.
So, you might see a few more ads on my site for a while. I am working hard to make them not take over everything (I have got really used to seeing the foodbuzz ad in the sidebar), and have them cover a few simple costs for the site – like hosting, software, meat.
Yes, meat. Meat curing gets kinda pricey. Especially since I favor using local small farms for the raw ingredients. A batch of salami can run up to $60, and that starts hitting the bottom line.
What I am really trying to say here, is that if you see an advert that really pisses you off, I REALLY want to hear about it. Seriously. Email me immediately and let me know. Having interesting content and having fun with food is priority. If the ad thing works out shit, then lets ditch it, move on, and never talk about the whole thing again.