A Word on Advertisements and Affiliate Links on This Blog
I’m a professional naturalist; educating people about the natural world is what I do, and I think I do a decent job at it. And if you’ve read more than half a dozen of my posts, you’re probably aware that I have two lovely boys and a fantastic husband. All that being true, I need to get paid for the work I do. I sincerely wish we lived in a world where our educators were more highly valued, and it was easier to make ends meet for a family of four being raised by two educators. But that’s not my reality. So I need an income – as do most – in order to keep doing what I love. Having advertisments and affiliate links on my blog are one way of (possibly) making that happen. So if you happen to click-through to a site, remember that it helps me do what I do.
But I promise, that my ads and affiliates are only for organizations or products that I sincerely trust, believe in, or which have a very complementary theme to my site. I’m not a fan of big, flashy ads, or having ads just for the sake of trying for a little income. If you have a question about anything you see on this site, feel free to let me know – your feedback is incredibly important to me. There’s not a whole lot of reason for me to run this blog without having at least a few readers that care about it with me. I’ll admit that it’s fun and rewarding all by itself, but really, my end goal is education.
I might as well take this time to mention that I’m currently accepting both paid ads and ad exchanges. The full details are on the advertising page of the site. Give me a shout if you’re interested in either.
Oh, and the picture? Doesn’t really have much to do with anything – it’s just a really cool ad I found (on Smashingbuzz.com) when searching Google for advertising images. It was done for the World Wildlife Fund in 1997.