Shari, thanks for writing about it in the first place! And thanks to J for mentioning it on BH—Phillip also mentioned it on Performancing.
Unfortunately these horrible personal blogs have became that way because its owners have been misinformed. (“Make big money quickly, easily!”) It’s a tip of the iceberg—how about grey areas like sponsored links on WP themes, etc.? It’s really difficult if people have no idea what it is exactly that you are doing on the web, a very foreign place for them.
Go for it! Your site is very popular and I’m sure you’ll come up with a brilliant method of monetizing it, even at least for covering bandwidth and domain expenses!