There are so many blogs out there that look like they have been put up purely to make money and are plastered with ads. Some of them claim to make a decent amount of money and others say they are hardly making any. A lot of them have content that is not particularly focused which confuses and in the end readers don’t bother reading them.
I recently got into a discussion about blog monetization on a forum. There are people who are for it and others who are completely against the idea. Some of the people who are against it have very strong opinions against well known bloggers who make thousands of dollars a month.
The general consensus in the discussion was that there is nothing wrong with monetizing a blog and that if it has good content it makes sense to monetize it. Another point made was to not start up a blog just for the purpose of making money. These blogs may not have content that is worth reading and readers will move on to something else and probably not return. In the end all the ads up on the blog amount to nothing. For those who are against blog monetization their main point was that it reduces the quality of a blog.
I don’t have a problem with the monetization of a quality blog if whatever is being put up is relevant to the blogs content. Content is so important. My blog is in no way perfect or the anywhere near the best out there. I have been told that I have too much advertising on it and to concentrate more on content. It’s all work in progress.