Some say to sponsor or advertise on a blog "defeats the purpose of blogging"...
What is the purpose of blogging?
Is it to inspire, motivate, be creative, share...yes.
You're spending a lot of time on your blog....yes?
Is your time valuable?
Should you get paid for your time or reap benefits of your hard work growing your blog?
If you're charging too much or too early for sponsorships...most likely you won't get paid.
So why do we care how others run their blog?
Why do we care what others do on their blogs?
Is it because we're jealous?
Is it because we don't want to see others succeed?
Is it because we're afraid of competition?
Is it because we're obsessed with comparison?
If I'm spending money supporting or sponsoring other blogs, I'm probably spending disposable income there instead of somewhere else...
Income I get to say where it goes.
If I'm spending money supporting people I really care about from a reader's standpoint while helping promote something I spend my time on....
What's the problem?
If I'm accepting money for advertisement it is most likely being passed on to help my blog or someone else's blog in some way or another.
I support you for asking to be paid for your hard work.
I support you for taking your blog in whatever direction you want.
I support you in being positive and helping this community by contributing inspiration to others.
It's YOUR blog.