Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beautiful Stitches In The Pacific Northwest

My husband, Duhgall and I went on a quick road trip up to visit his brother and sister up in the PNW.  Our first destination was to visit his sister and her husband.  They live in Eastern Washington State.  We arrived just in time to get in on the last hour of the quilt show that my sister in law, Valerie, was involved with.  I literally got out of my car at her house and jumped into her car to go into town for the show. 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I Have A Question…..

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Ok..I have a FEW questions.


They are about advertising on my blog.


In July 2007 I began this little blog about decorating, baking, Scotties and collecting vintage items.   And since then, I have oftentimes thought about advertising on it.  And yes, as a means to make a little extra cash.   Who doesn’t like having some extra dough rolling in?



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Many blogs that I visit advertise.  The ONLY thing that I don’t like about the ads are the annoying pop ups that you have to either CLOSE or “X” out of to get that annoying pop up out of your face.  It is just an extra step to have to go through.  And I would rather read the post than have to figure out how to stop that AP.


Another concern I have with ads on a blog is that sometimes it takes awhile for the blog to load up on my computer. This can take a good deal of time –even with a good computer - and I don’t want this to be the case for visitors and friends that do read my blog.  (Hello KLW and CAH…) 


Less is more and time is valuable.


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So here are the questions:

1.  Is it really worth advertising?  

2.  Can you choose the companies that you want to advertise with?

I haven’t even looked into placing ads on my blog.  I thought that I would put it out there to get your thoughts about advertising before doing more homework on it.

3.  Are there any negative experiences when visiting blogs that do advertise?  And please, out of respect, don’t mention the name of the blog if you leave me a comment.  You can also email me at sweetcottagedreams1@comcast.net if you would like to share in private. 


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Thank you for your time and your advice.