I’m interested in placing a promotional link on your page: http://www.historiann.com/2009/01/06/modern-graduate-studies-and-the-value-of-historiography/.
The link would be for a website which has art schools and college reviews as its main keywords.
I have a limited budget, but hopefully there is a reasonable price we could arrange.
Please let me know if you’re interested, and if not thanks for your time.
Now, I know I’ve joked here in the past about “monetizing” this blog, and this isn’t the first e-mail I’ve received asking if I’d accept advertisement. But, this e-mail has prompted me to clarify my advertising policy here once and for all: THIS BLOG DOES NOT ACCEPT ADVERTISING OR DO PRODUCT PLACEMENT. There was nothing wrong in asking–but I’ve added this statement to the “About Historiann” page linked above. My brother-in-law, a web guru, designed the template and pays for my server space, and I do all the work except for the technical troubleshooting that he does for me. That’s it: we’re totally D.I.Y. here, friends.
Full disclosure: I was contacted by a historian in May whose new book has just been published. She contacted me because I’ve mentioned (quite favorably) her first book here before, so she thought I might be interested in reading and commenting on her new book. It’s a biography of an early American woman, and clearly of interest to me and to many of my readers. I accepted a free copy of the book and will post a review and some questions for discussion. But that, so far, is the extent of the swag, bling, or items of value I have accepted over the two and a half years since I started this blog. I will consider accepting books on a case-by-case basis, and only if I’m asked in advance. This seems like a reasonable compromise, since publishers frequently send books to journals in the hopes of getting a review.
What do you think? Is that above-board and non-profit enough for you? (Or am I just too much of a Silence Dogood for some of you?) For those of you with your own blogs, how have you handled the advertising question? (And just how much money are you making on your blog?)