When I started this blog on a whim back in January, it was intended to be my fun little hobby. An escape from all of the professional writing I do in my day job. (This photo was the first one I posted on the blog, from one of my favorite old neighborhoods in St. Louis.)
Fast-forward 9 months and the blog has gotten bigger than I ever imagined. To be honest, it went from an occasional side hobby to a project that is sort of taking over my life and making it difficult to get other things done. It’s gotten harder to juggle my paying gigs with blog upkeep.
My husband and I have been talking about it and came to the conclusion that something had to change. Either I needed to back off on the blogging or start accepting ads for my site so that I could justify all the hours I spend working on it.
If you know me, then you know that I love blogging. Just the thought of giving it up made me too sad to consider it for long. So I decided to go with Plan B: start accepting ads.
I hope you understand that I didn’t make this decision lightly. I held onto my no-ads policy as long as possible, but I’m hoping that this will make it possible for me to spend more time focusing on the blog. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know. My relationship with my readers is the most important thing to me!