Like most of you, I have a number of blogs that I follow every day – probably way too many! One of these bloggers, who shall remain nameless, has started to have audio advertising on her blog, as well as print ads all over the place.
This really gets my goat, to put it politely. Is it all about money? I know in the past she has said in order to provide free patterns, she needs to have advertisers on her blog. Why? Lots of other quilters offer free patterns and don’t find the need to have ads all over their blogs. It was the audio ads that did me in, though.
I sent her a very polite comment, telling her I had been a loyal follower of her blog for many years, understood that it was her blog and she could do what she wanted with it, but felt she had gone too far with the audio ads. She didn’t bother to respond to my comment and she deleted it from her blog – I guess she only wants nice comments that agree with everything she says and does.
Is it just me? Is there something I’m just not getting? I understand why sites like Quilter’s Cache need advertisers but it is almost like a bible to quilters with thousands of block patterns. It isn’t a blog – it’s a website.
Maybe I’m just in a bitchy mood, but I had to get this off my chest and what better place than my blog.
Ian took this picture of my baby yesterday – look at those eyes!