Let's Talk About Ads
It is the dream of many a writer to turn their passion into a profession and hopefully turn a profit in doing so. Having Timepiece Chronicle support me financially has been my goal from the very beginning and over the last few months I've been gingerly making steps toward that goal. On Sunday afternoon I got confirmation that my Google Adsense account was fully authorized and that live ads would now start appearing on my site if, when and where I chose to place them.
The last eighteen or so months have seen me gradually evolve the look and feel of Timepiece Chronicle into something I'm very proud of and don't believe for a second that I'm about to ruin this site with banner ads for diet pills and amazing home brew teeth whitening kits. As I type this there are two ads units currently serving on the site, a vertical banner on the sidebar to the right and a horizontal banner on the contact page. For the time being this is where the ads will stay until I can get a better understanding on their impact (both visually and financially) on the site. Every Friday I'll be tweaking and fine tuning where these ads are placed and will be attempting to find that perfect balance between profitable and aesthetically pleasing.
Using Google Adsense is not a perfect solution and I'll still be actively researching better ways to monetize Timepiece Chronicle in a way that is best for me and you. There are watch brands and related companies (straps, books, other media etc.) that advertise on other blogs and I'll be pursuing opportunities with them soon. All this being said, I want you to know that the goal of Timepiece Chronicle will always be to inform, educate and to entertain you about our shared passion for watches. Selling you something comes a very very distant second.
Those interested about advertising on Timepiece Chronicle please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To wrap off the year, here is an ego-stroking list of my favorite articles that I wrote over the course of 2017.
With the end of the year almost upon us, I thought it would be appropriate to look back and see which articles were most widely read throughout the year. Some of these were obvious (Spoiler alert, watch geeks like James Bond!) but some did surprise me as to how popular they became.
In 2017, convenience is a crucial element of luxury sales and yet many brands still aren't available to purchase online. Here are my thoughts on why that needs to change.
The Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle is a marvel of design and watchmaking. I can't afford it, but that doesn't stop it from being an astounding piece of horology.
The Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern 5 Day Automatic might be a mouthful to say, but it is one of the best value for money watches available right now with an in-house movement, 5 day power reserve and a clean design all for under $2000.
The Glycine Airman was one of the first pilots watches designed for the jet age. The unique 24 hour display might have turned some people off, but its now regarded as a cult classic.
The El Primero movement might not have been the first self-winding chronograph, but it was undoubtedly one of the best.
From Ancient Greek pottery to luxury watch cases, ceramic has come a long way in the last 2000 years. How did this material become so popular and what can it offer the watch industry?
The Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is a wonderfully unique take on two of the most practical complications, the chronograph and the GMT. Put your finger on the trigger, take a breath and see what Graham can offer you.
Across 24 films over 55 years, James Bond has worn watches from 6 different brands including Omega, Seiko and Rolex. If you've ever wanted to know the ins and outs of each watch, then read on.