Here is a screenshot from one of my favorite blogs. The Blog is Uncrate.com and it features interesting gadgets, clothes, technology, and vehicles for men. This popular blog according to Sitetrail.com has over 67,000 followers and an estimated value of $258,835 USD. This is a popular blog.
In the mix of what is posted are some sponsored links, hence the screenshot above. I would really love to research how powerful this placement is. I would love to see the click through data and track what sales are generated from consumers seeing the promoted blog posts.
These are the stories of social media that I find amazing. There is a man sitting in Texas who writes about things he finds interesting and because so many other people agree he has created a blog valued at over a quarter million dollars.