Yes, that is an advert in my sidebar. My first ... and something of an experiment. Can I live with it?
I blog for many reasons and making money has never been one of them. But ... I must confess, it would be very nice to have another source of income, and it seems fair that blogging pays a little since I spend so much (way too much!) time here. It might also help to finance my prolifigate spending on books.
I'd toyed with the idea of Google ads but in the end decided to go with Nuffnang (which apparently means "real good" in London street slang) because it is a local company set up by local bloggers which puts up ads for other local companies. And it has real people at the end of an e-mail and phone line (*a quick wave to Tim*) to answer questions and solve problems.
I am hoping that as more clients come on board my advertisers will be bookshops chains and publishers ...
But we'll see how it goes and how we feel about it. Your feedback greatly valued.