Blog Review: Bloggin-Ads

OK, I’m trying to get back on schedule for writing free blog reviews after a hiatus during February during my move to a new house.

Mike and Michelle requested a Free Blog Review of their blog, Bloggin-Ads.

So here’s the review…

What is Bloggin-Ads?

Blog Review: Bloggin-Ads

According to the about page Bloggin-Ads was created by Mike to explore the whole Blogging Community. He does reviews and other posts concerning blogging. Yes, it is another “blogging about blogging” blog. Michelle also contributes to the blog as well.

Site Design/Theme

The theme used on Bloggin-Ads is a custom one, white, pale green and orange color with variable 2 and 3 columns. It is a very eye catching and professional looking blogging theme. Mike and Michelle’s picture is prominently featured in the header which is a good branding strategy.

Navigation is excellent with popular posts, categories and so forth within easy reach. A complete archives page makes older posts easy to locate by title.

They show a high RSS feed count so I guess the valuable space consumed by the various RSS feed widgets is working well for them.

I think the ‘inspirational’ blog links are a waste of space and hurt the credibility of the blog by making it look a bit “fan boy”-ish.

Bloggin-Ads advertises that it is a “do follow” blog.

Monetization consists of private ad sales of 125×125, 468×60 and RSS feed spaces and a “Buy my hamster, Pinky, some treats!” Paypal donation widget. This is a good monetization strategy for a blog about blogging blog and should see returns much greater than most other methods.


Here are some articles on Bloggin-Ads that I found interesting:

In Scratching The Surface Of John Chow’s eBook they review Mr. Chow’s affiliate offer packed eBook and pick out some between the lines ideas from it.

And here we have an interesting review of Caroline Middlebrook’s blog: From Leaving Comments To Being A Huge Hit

Here’s one that was a little off-beat for this blog that I commented on a while back: Keep Hip And Own A Small Pet - Hamster Care Tips

There are also a number of guest posts in addition to those written by Mike and Michelle.


Bloggin-Ads is a pretty good blogging about blogging blog and seems to work rather well from both a content and monetization aspect. The only things I really question are the real estate being used by the RSS widgets and the ‘inspirational’ blog links.

Get Your Site Reviewed

If you would like your blog reviewed by me for free, just like Mike and Michelle did, use my Free Blog Review page to request one. The waiting time for one right is is about 4-6 weeks but it should be worth the wait.



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Comment by Mike Huang
2008-03-01 17:47:21

Thanks a bunch for the review :) This was a huge surprise!


Comment by jfc
2008-03-02 22:51:00

Hi Mike,

Sorry that your review got caught right at the point I went on a reduced post hiatus due to my move. I hope you found the review useful.

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