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:
- It’s an easy way to make money.
- Virtually every website or blog sells ad space.
- Your readers will like the recommendations you make.
- You can get free stuff from sponsors.
- 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.