All my adspace at the moment is managed by Nuffnang [But you'll probably see no ads at this point]. I've been with Nuffnang exclusively for more than a year now.
My blog's hits have increased beyond what I expected over the last few months (I'm very proud of this because my hard work is finally getting results). But it has also seen a significant decrease in ad placement on my site (when I say significant, it's an understatement really... because I've actually got no ads). Ad space would fetch a much higher price now, because traffic is so much greater (and I've managed to sustain the increase). But I don't even get the usual (almost by default) global CPC ( Cost per Click) ads now. I've never got any advertorial opportunities from them, all my paid reviews and advertorials were from people who came to me directly. So i really don't see how i benefit now by sticking to Nuffnang...
I'm not blogging now because I need money, I'm blogging because I'm loving it. I do put alot of thought, intergrity and effort into what I write and I make it a point not to turn my blog into a rant or platform to tell people what I had for breakfast and other mundane stuff.
But I would like to one day be able to be a blogger as a profession. And I do feel as though I'm losing out by sticking exclusively to Nuffnang as my blog advertising company.
It's sad because I'd much prefer to be loyal. [Nuffnang put ads on my page all the way back when my blog was in its infancy and barely had a hundred hits a day!] But realistically, I have to drop my Glitterati status with Nuffnang because it's obviously not bringing me very tangible benefits in terms of $ or in generating hits. It's going to weigh me down and keep me from other opportunities out there.
So, who should I sign up with??? I was thinking about google adsense, or advertlets...
What else is there?
[I will eventually only choose one because I don't want my whole blog page riddled with messy ads all over.]
Update: 20 oct 12.20pm.
A representative from Nuffnang (Cherie) rang me a couple of hours ago while I was out walking Cookie Monster.
She explained to me that I've not been getting advertorials because advertisers are not keen about the controversial content of my posts (nudity, sex, tht sort of stuff). And they are working at finding suitable advertisers for me ( and of course for all their Bloggers).
And the CPC ads were cut off because they are in the process of acquiring more advertisers for that.
I feel really bad now. :( cos now I suddenly have a CPC ad on my sidebar advertising High School Musical.
Well, I got to admit that Nuffnang does give really good personal attention. It's always had a very "family" feel... with Ming connecting with so many of us on a personal level. I feel so shitty for wanting to look elsewhere to monetize my blog.
Also... so many have commented (thank you for all your feedback) about all the other Ad providers out there. And there's pros and cons to all of them it seems.
I need to do more research on this before I make any decisions.