Do you bother how your blog looks or are you just in it for the money ? When I look at different blogs I often wonder. . . But usually it is always easy to see what motivates bloggers. . .
When there is a lot of commercial banners, payed reviews and ads, it is obvious why they blog. It often ruins the aesthetic or layout of the blog, I think.
I´m not against making money out of blogging, but I don´t think it should be the primary reason. You should only blog if you have something relevant to say or show.
Personally I enjoy aesthetic blogs more. They are often more inspiring, conscious, dedicated and have a vision they want to share as well as the interacting with other bloggers.
I would like to know what motivates you and how you find the right balance ?