When it comes to designing a website, I can see where monetising the site would come in handy. You’ve developed an audience, your stats are up and you want to make money out of it. I’m in no way against monetising websites, but I have no plans to do so to my own site for at least a while. You need an audience to benefit from this and since downloading Google Analytics I don’t have much of one. I’ve considered leaving my url on stickers around town to grab random attention but even if that did work I don’t think I have enough content, or consistent content for that matter, to grab anyone’s attention. I think that if I manage to develop an audience once I settle into a routine for regular posts and themes, then I would move forward to take on ads for sponsors or any personal benefit.