Good grief. I could kick myself, I really could. I really did nearly sell myself out here on this space I love so very much, this space where I spend hours tinkering with words and design.
I did a makeover on the site today. I like it a lot better; it feels a lot like Spring cleaning does when I actually do it at home. I also did some re-thinking on the approach I was about to take, an approach which changed last week.
I started accepting real advertising on this site last week. I don’t want to sell things to my readers, I really don’t. Most of the advertisements that appeared here over the last week are organizations that I have admired for a long time. I still do admire them. But then I started to think a little harder about my own “branding,” so to speak. I want to remain credible.
I’ve come back to my senses on this topic. You’ll see there are still books, of course, and these are still books that we actually own; these are among my very favorites ever. Otherwise, there is currently one lone advertisement, and it is for a company whose products we actually own and I can wholeheartedly endorse.
That’s my new policy. I’ll advertise for people I believe in. I’ll advertise for products I actually use and adore. I’ll advertise for books that are fantastic.
No more selling out. It’s not worth it.