Thank you all so very very much for all of your helpful information on blog advertising! I have concluded that I am going to experiment with using this blog to generate a little bit of income. After all, certainly nothing bad can come of it. Worst case scenario, it turns out to be too much of a hassle or it wrecks the character of the blog in which case I will stop without having lost anything and with perhaps a few extra bucks in the bank. No matter what, however, this blog will always be first and foremost about self-expression, having fun, and making connections with all of you.
Thinking about this issue inspired my last post. However, my last post is not meant to be a justification for putting ads on this site; it's more of a stream-of-consciousness ramble about money in general.
As a somewhat unrelated side note, I am feeling very guilty about not updating my blogroll- for some reason my least favorite blog task despite my love of discovering and reading great new blogs. Some of the links in my current blogroll are no longer good and there are so many wonderful blogs out there that I want to bring to your attention -- like Say Something Sister, Lucy's blog, which focuses very intelligently on body issues, Shawna R.B. Atteberry's site (great writing from a Christian feminist perspective), and The Mean Feminist. (Mean Feminist or Mean Feminist readers, if you're out there, could you send me a link or leave a link in the comments. I have enjoyed the blog so much but somehow can't seem to find it right now.)
UPDATE: Thank you to Mythicpoert for providing the link to the Mean Feminist site. I had the proper name of the site wrong. It's URL is http://meanfeminism.blogspot.com/ and the proper title of the blog is "Because Sometimes Feminists aren't Nice." I have really enjoyed it in the past and have been tearing my hair out trying to find it again. Go check it out!