(Toledo, OH) I am curious as to what readers of this site think about my entry into semi-commercial status. I recently have been toying with the Google AdSense program in the hopes that I might generate income from my passion for blogging.
The AdSense terms of agreement supposedly forbid me from disclosing specifics about the program, in which site publishers get paid when visitors click on ads. However, I will say that it is a good thing I have not decided to quit any of my four jobs, but then again I have only been in the program a few weeks.
Note: the previous statement should not be construed as an inducement to click on ads. Ahem.
Anyways, do you find the ads distracting? Are you more likely, less likely, or unchanged in your willingness to visit this site now that it has ads?
For the purists: are Google ads a blemish on blogs, a sort of breach of the unwritten traditions of the blogosphere?
Thanks for any input you might want to leave.