Stay away too long and things change.
Things like, ads appearing at the bottom of your blog.
My head must be in the sand, but I had no idea there were ads appearing at the bottom of my blog.
Color me naive, I never thought about how wordpress managed to offer these lovely templates for us to use to get our thoughts out and still managed to pay their own bills. Now I know. They sell advertising.
This is all very new to me, I just discovered this, oh, 30 minutes ago. So my initial reaction was to start pulling out “boxes” and pack up my thoughts and move.
But first I logged in and started poking around. I spotted a “store” icon on my dashboard. Well, I thought, let’s see what’s at the store, so I clicked on it. I discovered that I can have an “ad free” environment, for a price. That solves the “How do wordpress creators eat?” question. Either I pay them or the advertisers pay them.
I am very uncomfortable with ads running at the bottom of what I hope are thoughtful, provoking or mildly amusing posts of mine.
I have no problem paying for something I use.
I must investigate further, see what my options are, and make a decision. Of course, not moving is always easiest, but let’s not be hasty. My thoughts and I may be moving, or I may be paying for the privilege of being here. I don’t know which yet.
So I imagine that when you come to the end of my less than inspiring thoughts in this post, you will see some sort of video. I didn’t choose it. I don’t necessarily endorse it. And some time SOON it or I will not be here.
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