Today feels like a pretty big milestone here at LitKicks, because we’ve finally relaunched our advertising program after a nine month rest. The original LitKicks Indie Writer’s Marketplace was a big success … in every way except financially. The ads looked great, but it takes a lot of time and attention to filter through prospective advertisers, edit text blurbs, edit graphics, handle payment, manage rotation schedules, etc. We had to shut the system down and look for a better way to grow this business.
We think we found it at blogads.com. This company was created by Henry Copeland to make it easy for content sites like LitKicks to work with advertisers. The service is personal, high quality and very efficient; if you run a good high-traffic blog on any subject, or if you would like to run ads of your own, you may want to check this company out yourself.
We’re psyched to be working with BlogAds.com, and our first blogad from BlogAds features “Break, Blow, Burn”, a study of world poetry by in-your-face social critic Camille Paglia. Her selections skew heavily towards the classical rhymers of centuries past, and it’s an interesting list, although the only poems in my own top 50 that make her list are “Ozymandias”, “Kubla Khan”, “Song of Myself”, “The Second Coming” and “Daddy”. And where the hell is Prufrock?
But Camille Paglia is all about the spirited argument, and this book promises to contain many of them. We’re glad to kick the new LitKicks advertising program off with a bang, and we really hope you’ll support the return of the LitKicks ad program by checking Camille Paglia’s book out, if you’re interested in that sort of thing; and if you’ve got books, chapbooks, CDs or anything of your own you’d like to pitch, please think about buying an ad.
Finally, if you’ve got anything to say about LitKicks’s new skin, new advertising program or new general direction, don’t be shy …