I got an e-mail yesterday from someone asking to place an advertisement on our website. They were offering $25 to display the ad for a not-yet-discussed length of time. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about that either. I'm certainly not a professional blogger like Dooce, so I don't intend to make fat sacks full of cash money from churning out my opinions. On the other hand, I am fond of hard currency and this hobby has recently started costing $20/month with our move to real hosting. There were almost 11,000 pageviews last month and Google gives us a PankRank of 4/10 (one tick under Linkup, for those that know what that is), so I can understand why someone would want to drop an ad here.
How do you all feel on advertising on your website? Is it selling out and betraying the trust of readers to place ads on your personal website? Is it a pragmatic step towards defraying costs associated with said website?
Update: I added a poll to the site to see what everyone thinks of the advertising idea. So far, it seems like everyone wants us to go for it.