I have noticed that some visitors to this blog may now be subjected to the occasional advertisement. (I have no idea what is being advertised…) To prevent this from happening I must buy a $99 annual upgrade which, at the moment, I can’t afford. I do not gain anything from the advertising that appears here, it goes to the platform hosts to defray their own overheads.
I have had a WordPress blog since 2008, for free, more or less if you don’t dwell on the upgrades I have paid for in the past (to embed MP3s and to redirect traffic). I don’t think it’s been a bad deal, and I’m not complaining. It’s just that I am not sure that I want my blog all messed up with advertising.
I am thinking what to do about it. Any thoughts – please share!
In the meantime, if all ads could be like this one, the world would be a gentler place indeed.
Has anyone else notice that on the WordPress homepage we seemed to have lost quite a few bloggers recently?
Or am I deranged?
I thought, not so long ago, there were over 200,000 bloggers, but they now seem to be seriously sub 100,000. Are WordPress counting differently, by activity say? Or has there been a mass exodus for the summer holidays? Where do bloggers go on holiday anyway…
Help appreciated, I don’t want to disappear into the blogging Bermuda triangle!