Hi guys! So, the blog ad thing has been a little slow...as in...no takers whatsoever yet. Which is totally fine. ;) I know it takes time for things to catch on, and I know how to be patient (most of the time). ;)
I'd really like to know whether Passionfruit ads appeals to those making ads as much as it appeals to those selling ads. I've also had a few people agree to donate items for blog giveaways. While mulling over these two thoughts last night, I had an idea.
If you head on over to my Sponsor page, you'll find that there is now a 4th option for ads. If there are any of you out there who are interested in donating an item for a blog review and giveaway, I'd like to offer you a free month of advertising on Never Grow Up.
Here's how it will work. Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the item details. You could donate something as small as a doll scarf or hat or something as big as an entire doll outfit. I want this to work for you.
Once we've worked out the details, you can purchase your ad. You'll want to select the "Giveaway VIP" ad and use the promo code "VIP" at checkout, which will give you a 100% discount. ;) You can create your ad on Passionfruit.com, and Passionfruit will send me an email asking for my approval.
Because I want to have guidelines set up for all future transactions, I will not run the ad until I receive the giveaway item. Once it is in my hands, I will do a detailed review post and host a giveaway, at which time I will approve your ad and it will run for 30 days for FREE, my "thank you" to you.
I am extremely interested in hearing back from those of you who choose to take me up on this offer. I'd especially like to know if you found Passionfruit ads uncomplicated and user-friendly.
As I said in an earlier post, I'm just experimenting with some of these things. I like the idea of Passionfruit because I'm able to have a little more control over what appears on my blog. But if this doesn't work, I may try something different in the future, such as Google ads. Please be patient with me as I try to figure out what's best for my blog, my readers, and me. :}