In this week’s lecture, we talked about advertising and monetization of digital sites, suggesting us to take the economic perspectives into consideration into the blogs we developed. The guest speaker also mentioned about unequal distribution of internet access, and discussed how web developers tried out different strategies to maximize the effects of advertising of their websites.
If we look into the sites we click into, most of websites are somehow monetized and commercialized. I think it is normal or justified that most blogs today are partnered with commercial brands, I still do not have any intentions of monetizing my blog so far.
Based on what I’ve seen, the idea/concept of horoscope is often associated with or used to sell accessories that made of shapes of zodiac symbols. I think it is cute to wear a necklace of your zodiac signs, but I do not want to connect my website with any commercial purposes. The aim of my blog is to share, discuss and connect, and I do not want my audience to be distracted by anything else other than the contents.