affiliating the blog - your thoughts? (UPDATE)

Y’all know I don’t SEO anything or advertise, and that’s been a mostly deliberate decision – I did a lot of research a year or two ago about how to “grow the blog” and decided I didn’t want to do… well, any of it.

But Good Vibrations announced this affiliate program, and Babeland does it too. I’m tempted – not by the money, which wouldn’t be very much at all, probably barely enough to cover the annual cost of the blog, but by the opportunity to collaborate with companies of which I’ve been a fan for most of two decades.

But I dunno. I thought I’d run the idea past you guys and get your thoughts. Here’s what it would involve:

1. Image and text links to their sites over in the sidebars over here

2. Writing product reviews periodically. Like, weekly or monthly or like that.

And I think that’s it.

PROs:

CONs:

One of the things I’ve learned over the last three years is that this isn’t just MY blog, it’s OUR blog, so I’m hoping folks will offer their thoughts. Want GV and/or Babeland stuff on our blog?

UPDATE: Based on y’all’s feedback, I put in the text and banner link to GV. I think it’s pretty okay!