Archives for March 24, 2012

A Little Bit About Advertising Around Here

The last sponsor call on After Nine To Five!

I waited until a bit later in the month to do the sponsor call as I wanted to get my advertising page redone and installed Passionfruit Ads recently. I also decided that this would be my final sponsor call for two reasons. Reason #1: I really hate them. You know I have an advertising page and will click on it if you want to advertise. My guess is that you don’t need this post to get you to do so. Reason #2: Passionfruit Ads allows me to accept advertising at all times so you don’t have to wait until the first of the month. Which is really awesome. And so much easier for the both of us.

But I thought I’d explain my advertising a bit, tell you why April is going to be awesome, and give you a few more days to use the discount code that’s been hanging out at the top of the blog for the past few days.

How advertising works now: You can view all of my stats here. I even cleaned it up a bit to make it a little more user friendly and talk about who should advertise with me. Then, you can checkout on this page here with credit card OR PayPal. Click the pink button, enter your info, and viola! Magic has happened. I continue the magic by approving your ad (usually within 12 hours or if it’s between 6am and 4pm CST, 12 minutes) and it’s up on the blog, rotating with the other ads right away. AMAZING.

If you have a small, medium or large ad – your work is done. I’ll pick your links/products to feature for the Friday/Saturday post series throughout the month. If you get an XL ad, you’ll receive a nice email from Megan telling you what you need to do.

If you’re interested in a multi-month discount, all you have to do is send us an email ( and we’ll send you a promo code so you can save some money! And that’s it. SUPER easy :)

Promo code: Use SPRINGFLING for $3 off any ad sizes in celebration of Spring! This code will go through the end of Tuesday March 27 (AKA a week from when Spring officially started, even though we’ve had more 70+ degree days than actual Spring days here.)

Why April is going to be awesome: I got married in April so it’s awesome by default. But the blog will be pretty fantastic as well. I’ll be announcing a new site that will be debuting by the end of April next week, plus bringing some much-needed changes to the blog (this pretty much translates to more food and photography) soon. And I will be sponsoring some of my favorite blogs next month so more traffic will be headed this way! (April is not awesome because of April Fools Day so keep that trickery away. As far as I’m concerned, that day doesn’t exist and I won’t believe anything you say until April 2. And we won’t be celebrating it or partaking in it’s foolishness so April is still awesome.)

P.S I wrote this when I was about six hours away from seeing the Hunger Games on Friday and excitement consumed me. I take no responsibility for the ridiculousness in here, especially if it persuades you not to sponsor me. Now if it inspires you to sponsor me? Hello new best friend.