Some Blog Housekeeping News

If you’ve visited my blog over the past couple of weeks, you might have noticed that there’s a new addition popping up: advertisements in my sidebar and footer.

They’ve been for things like Salvation Army, Gatorade, Home Goods, Kroger coupons, and all other sorts of things. Essentially legitimate and professional ads.

Now, I don’t blog for the money. As I’ve mentioned before, I blog because I enjoy getting to share what’s going on in my life, the lessons I’m learning, and the blessings I experience each day. However, because I do put I the time and effort to publish multiple blog posts each week, I’m not opposed at all to make a little extra money while I’m at it. (I hope you’re not opposed to that either!)

In a couple weeks, I plan on sharing a more in-depth post about my experience using my current two ad networks, BlogHer and ContextWeb. So far, I'm quite happy with them both, but I want to give it a couple more weeks to feel them out so I can provide you with more complete information.

Also (because it's not all about the benjamins), I plan on donating part of the revenue the ads generate to worthy causes. For now, I'm partnering with International Justice Mission, because I really believe in how they are fighting injustice around the world, following the Bible’s call in Isaiah 1:17: Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. In the future, I might decide to give the money elsewhere if another awesome organization catches my eye, but I'll keep you updated on that!

I wanted to share all this info with you just so that you know what’s going on here behind-the-scenes at Life Blessons and to keep things more transparent between us. Because if it weren’t for you, this blog would have likely died a long, long time ago! Thanks for sticking with me and making this blog as popular as it is!

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  1. I just wanted to let you know that it makes my heart happy that you're supporting IJM! I co-founded a campus chapter at my college (what seems like a million years ago) and have been a big advocate of their work ever since. I'd venture to say that they had a lot to do with my going to law school :) congrats on the blog growth!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Amanda! I appreciate it and love that you've started a campus chapter at your college. That's awesome! When I wanted to stand behind an organization for my blog, I couldn't stop thinking it had to be IJM. I think there are so many charities out there, so it means a lot to me to support the ones that I think are breaking down huge barriers like they are.


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