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Why I Don’t Like Advertising

Why I don’t like Advertising?

Ever since I started my blog, I heard a lot about why I should sell ad space on it. Many of the arguments go like this:

  1. It’s an easy way to make money.
  2. Virtually every website or blog sells ad space.
  3. Your readers will like the recommendations you make.
  4. You can get free stuff from sponsors.
  5. It makes your website seem legit.

Despite these arguments I don’t believe in advertising on my blog. I think advertising is at best distracting and at worst manipulative. And while I know we can’t free the world of advertising, I do believe we should have spaces free from its influence.

The Danger of Ads

It may not seem like a small ad box on a web page is hurting anyone and maybe just one box on one site would be ok. But when you add all those boxes up, across all those sites, you get . . . Continue reading –>

Why does this blog have a Read More link?

I have recently launched a new website where my blog is going to be living from now on, but I wanted to make sure all of my wordpress.com readers still have a chance to get my content. So in the short term I’ve decided posting excerpts from my posts here with a link to full text at my blog’s new home.

Of course if you’d like to avoid the extra clicks you are welcome to move over to my new site, all you have to do is subscribe and you’ll get all of my posts sent to you directly. Thanks for reading!

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