I Wonder....Can People Read?

It’s been an interesting journey, so far, learning about running ads on a blog.

I’ve tried using a few different advertising companies, one of which I was surprised even accepted me because they normal (and they even stated this in their email) only offer to run their ads on blogs that have a much higher page view than mine, but they decided to accept me anyway because they saw potential.

Ooooo….so I guess I should have felt honored, right? NOT!

I used their services for about two weeks and realized that it was just WAY TOO time consuming, because it involved A LOT leg work in bidding for ad pricing with other bloggers. Also, their whole set up and advertising system was just WAY TOO confusing. So, a few weeks ago I took their ad code off my blog.

After a few other attempts at working with online ad companies who offered to be the “middle man” in getting ads for my blog, I decided that I just wanted to do it myself and make it simpler by offering my own prices, and using an online payment liaison like PayPal.

I did, however, keep my account with Google Affiliate Network, because it enables bloggers to pick and choose the ads they wish to run on their blogs, unlike, AdSense.

I’m mean I’m happy to run ads that I approve of on my blog, and possibly make a supplement, but advertising is not something I want to spend THAT much time on. I mean if this works out to be something lucrative fine, but if it doesn’t, I’m okay with that too.

What I’m doing now (as you can read on the advertising page below my header) is that I’m offering ad space from month to month, and offering a discount on a two month ad run.

You can also read that I have included an advertising guideline on this page, so that potential advertisers CLEARLY understand what is acceptable before they contact me. One of the things I’m adamant about is not offering companies a link exchange or placing their business links within my posts.

It’s one thing to run ads or to OPENLY write sponsored reviews for a company on a blog, but it’s a completely different (and I feel unethical) thing to HIDE business links within my content, just so that advertisers get more TRAFFIC.

This brings me to my point in writing this post.

I wonder….can people READ????

Or do certain persistent businesses choose to ignore it and think that by offering me money to hide their links anyway; I’ll take their bait and bite?

I can’t tell you HOW MANY emails I’ve gotten over the past two months from companies who offered to compensate me for hiding their links, when I specifically say on my ad page that I DO NOT do this.

Last week, I got an email from a company who offered me money to place their link within my next post. And after responding to them by saying, NO, and that I clearly stated this on my advertising page, they had the BALLS to send me another email, requesting that I tell my other blogging friends about their offer in case they were interested in doing it.

OH. MY. GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t these people get the answer NO????????????????

So I’ve decided to write a post about it, in the hopes that they’ll better understand my English.

Advertisers:

I DO NOT OFFER TO HIDE YOUR BUSINESS LINKS WITHIN MY POSTS.

I repeat.

I DO NOT OFFER TO HIDE YOUR BUSINESS LINKS WITHIN MY POSTS.

I repeat.

I DO NOT OFFER TO HIDE YOUR BUSINESS LINKS WITHIN MY POSTS.

And after reading this, if you still insist on sending an email, compensating me for hiding your links within my posts, well then….
 

Note: And how much do you wanna bet I get another email today, asking me to hide their business link within my posts?

55 comments

  1. Ooooh this advertising business seems an awful lot of bother. Talk about hard headed businessmen... if I was in your shoes I would feel inclined to filter those emails you don't want.

    I'm still thinking about advertising but I would have to go with Google. It's the thought of rearranging the blog that puts me off, plus the tiny remuneration.

    A couple of times recently I had to re-register with Disqus but once I'd done it my comments were accepted. Am I one of the lucky ones ... grins.

    I'm still thinking about using Disqus on my usual blog. It seems okay on the WI one although I don't get many comments on there to know if it works. Everyone waits until they see me and then comment!!

    Enjoy a Magnificent Monday.

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  2. Ooooh ... comment accepted ... no waiting for prior approval!

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  3. Rob LenihanMay 14, 2012

    Great post, Ron, but I'm a little confused--do you offer to hide business links within your posts?!? Just kidding, of course. You make a great case here and you get right to the point--"it’s a completely different (and I feel unethical) thing to HIDE business links within my content, just so that advertisers get more TRAFFIC." These clowns either can't read or they're just hoping to wear you down and either way they're dead wrong. Stick to your guns, Ace, and run these losers out of town. Have a great week, buddy!

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  4. Yeah.....but would you consider hiding business links within your posts. I mean, what's the deal? It's a surprise! People like surprises. They might not know they wanna visit the business until they actually land there.
    Ya know.....it's kinda like ending up on a porn site and having no idea HOW you got there and HOW to get out.
    Can ya get one of those deals?
    Yaknow, the kind that suddenly takes over the whole screen and shoves up multiple browser windows and popups and no matter how many times you push 'escape' there's no escaping?

    Now THAT'D be a surprise for sure!!!

    I, of course, am not talking from experience.
    I've heard rumors of that happening to folks--and BOY were they surprised!
    And so were their children. ROFL

    Oh, c'mon.....it'd be FUN!!

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  5. egads. advertising can be so frustrating at times. i said i would never put ads on my defunct think blog, but i have on my other blogs. it really is a job within itself and often times i don't make enough to buy a loaf of bread, though i did get 30 dollars once from a sale, usually the time spent is not worth it for me.

    advertisers probably don't take time to read your guidelines, probably the same way nobody reads the terms and requirements/guidelines. sorry ron, sounds frustrating.

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  6. i thought that was odd too. i'm like oooh there's my comment. how?

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  7. I think the question should be, do people bother to read? And further, I'm not exactly sure you are being contacted by people, but maybe robots.

    Fortunately, I do read and enjoy your posts!

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  8. Hi Ronnie,
    How are you,sweetie? I am just sitting down to a break from yardwork. Oh boy,I need that break!

    It is interesting to read about your experiences in the wonderful world of advertising. I have a few measly ads that make me very little. This is on another blog. I have not done the same on my main blog. Maybe one day when I grow up...

    In the meanwhile, do you think that those knucleheads wanting to hide their ads on your blog will lighten up after this?? Give the man a break!

    Wishing you a beautiful Monday in Love city.
    xox

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  9. Bonjour Barb~

    "It is interesting to read about your experiences in the wonderful world of advertising. I have a few measly ads that make me very little. This is on another blog. I have not done the same on my main blog. Maybe one day when I grow up..."

    Yes, it's been a VERY interesting experience. The advertising company I mentioned in this post was just way too much work. Not only did they want you to bid for pricing, but also promote their company on your blog, which is something I did not want to do. This is why I decided to just runs ads myself and see what happens. I had no idea you had another blog!?!?

    "In the meanwhile, do you think that those knucleheads wanting to hide their ads on your blog will lighten up after this?? Give the man a break!"

    HA! I sincerely doubt it!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a great Monday in the garden. Enjoy your week!

    XOX

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  10. Hey there Bill~

    "I think the question should be, do people bother to read? And further, I'm not exactly sure you are being contacted by people, but maybe robots."

    Ha! Exactly! Do people BOTHER to read????

    Most of the emails I'm getting seem to be from real people because of the way they are written and how their corresponding to me. But some are definitely robots.

    "Fortunately, I do read and enjoy your posts!"

    Aw...thanks, buddy. And I enjoy your posts too. Very much!

    Thanks for stopping by today! Have a super week!

    X

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  11. Good morning Valerie~

    Yes, this advertising business entails a lot of involvement, especially if you go through an advertising company, which is why I decided to just do it myself and see what happens.

    I've tried filtering those emails, but they still seem to come through. Some I respond to, but others I just delete.

    "I'm still thinking about advertising but I would have to go with Google. It's the thought of rearranging the blog that puts me off, plus the tiny remuneration."

    I think if you go through Google (having a Blogger blog) it's not that involved with rearranging your blog because they make it easy through our interface to place the ads. Unfortunately, when you use AdSenes though, it's 'word sensitive' so they can choose any kind of ad to place on your blog. However, with Google Affiliates, you have more control over the ads because YOU choose what ads you wish to run.

    Glad to hear you haven't had any trouble leaving a comment on Disqus. Something must have been up these past couple of days because I had a few of my readers tell me they had problems SEEING the comment box and others told me their comments never came through.

    "I'm still thinking about using Disqus on my usual blog. It seems okay on the WI one although I don't get many comments on there to know if it works. Everyone waits until they see me and then comment!!"

    Even though I've had a few technical glitches with Disqus, I still think it's better than Blogger's commenting format. I think with any blogging platform you will have glitches now and then.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! Have maaaavelous week!

    X

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  12. Yes, I found a way to pre-approve comments on Disqus - it's called white listing - which enables you to approve the comments of readers who have previously left comments. Any first time readers will still be moderated, but once they leave that first comment, they too will be pre-approved.

    I just discovered this feature on Disqus!

    X

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  13. Ha! Surprise....surprise!!!!!

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  14. Hey there Rob~

    " but I'm a little confused--do you offer to hide business links within your posts?!? "

    Bwhahahahhahahaha! I had a feeling someone was going to say that!!!!!

    "You make a great case here and you get right to the point--"it’s a completely different (and I feel unethical) thing to HIDE business links within my content, just so that advertisers get more TRAFFIC."

    As I shared, I have no issues with running ads or offering sponsored reviews on a blog, but to HIDE links within my content is just plan unethical. And let me tell ya, these companies offer BIG money to do it. Content text-linking is a very big business in blogging, but what bloggers are not realizing is that it can come back and bite you in ass if search engines find out you're doing it.

    "These clowns either can't read or they're just hoping to wear you down and either way they're dead wrong."

    Exactly....just hoping to wear you down.

    Thanks for stopping by, Rob! Have a SUPA' week, buddy!

    X

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  15. Hey there ladyV~

    "it really is a job within itself and often times i don't make enough to buy a loaf of bread, though i did get 30 dollars once from a sale, usually the time spent is not worth it for me."

    You GO, girl!!!

    Yes, it IS a job within itself, you're right. That's why I decided to just do it myself by choosing my own pricing and ad content. If it happens it happens, if it doesn't it doesn't.

    "advertisers probably don't take time to read your guidelines, probably the same way nobody reads the terms and requirements/guidelines."

    Yup....I think you're exactly right! They probably don't take the time to READ my guidelines.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Have an awesome week!

    X

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  16. Hiya Mel~

    "Yeah.....but would you consider hiding business links within your posts."

    HA! I knew someone was going to ask that!!!

    "They might not know they wanna visit the business until they actually land there.
    Ya know.....it's kinda like ending up on a porn site and having no idea HOW you got there and HOW to get out."

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahaha!

    "Yaknow, the kind that suddenly takes over the whole screen and shoves up multiple browser windows and popups and no matter how many times you push 'escape' there's no escaping?"

    OMG...I actually had that happen to me MORE than once! And the only way I could get out of it was to close all my windows and start over again. Grrrrrrrrrrr!#@?@!

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady! Have a super-duper Monday and week!

    (((( You ))))

    X

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  17. Ron, I think after advertisers read this post, they'll definitely get the hint!

    Or not. ha!

    Thanks for making me laugh this morning. Have a wonderful week, Ron!

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  18. Ron, I think after advertisers read this post, they'll definitely get the hint!

    Or, not ha!

    I bet they don't even take the time to read your advertising page let alone your guidelines. And if they do, they most likely believe there's a chance you'll change your mind.

    Thanks for making me giggle this morning. Have a wonderful week, Ron.

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  19. Hola Denise!

    "Ron, I think after advertisers read this post, they'll definitely get the hint!"

    Ya think? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Or not!

    "I bet they don't even take the time to read your advertising page let alone your guidelines. And if they do, they most likely believe there's a chance you'll change your mind."

    As ladyV shared in her comment too, yes, I think you're right - they don't take the time to READ my guidelines. DAMN them - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Wishing you a fantaaaastic week!

    X

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  20. NO! People can NOT read, Ron. I'm convinced of that! I wonder if English is not the first language of LOTS of people I come across online! LOL!

    Reality is, I'll bet most of the e-mails you receive are like the robo phone calls. Nobody is really home at the end of the other line!

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  21. Hey there Bijoux~

    "NO! People can NOT read, Ron. I'm convinced of that! I wonder if English is not the first language of LOTS of people I come across online! LOL!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Cracked me up!!!

    "Reality is, I'll bet most of the e-mails you receive are like the robo phone calls. Nobody is really home at the end of the other line!"

    Could be, but the emails I'm getting seem to be non-generic and composed by a REAL person. Oh, well....howEVER I'm getting these emails, they need to learn how to READ!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Have a great week!

    X

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  22. So what you're saying is that you DO hide business links within your posts?

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  23. Hey there Meleah~

    "So what you're saying is that you DO hide business links within your posts?"

    Bwhahahahahahahaha!

    Yes...so do you want me to HIDE your business link within my posts???? And for YOU, I'll do it for FREE!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! And thanks for the laugh!!!!

    Have a SUPA' week!

    X

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  24. I won't even pretend to understand how all that works. I'd loved to make a little extra money but frankly I'm too lazy (and too busy). Hope all is well with you otherwise.

    BTW... would you like to hide a link to my restaurant in your blog? LOL...... JUST KIDDING!!!! Love you.

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  25. Hey there Peg~

    "I won't even pretend to understand how all that works."

    Oy vey, I know, it's taken me a lot research to figure it all out, and I STILL don't fully understand it. But I'll tell ya, doing this has really taught me a lot. I did find out that I would MUCH rather offer ad space on my own because it's a lot less time consuming and I can charge what I want. This has been a work in process.

    "BTW... would you like to hide a link to my restaurant in your blog? LOL...... JUST KIDDING!!!! Love you."

    Bwhahahhahaahhaahaha!

    Love you too, dear friend! And thanks oodles for stopping by!

    Have a flawless week!

    X to you and Dwight!

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  26. Hey Ron? Can you hide "Shoot Me Now" in one of your posts? I haven't seen anything that says you don't do it, so I was just wondering? BWAH HA HA! Nooo people don't read or don't care!!!!!! There are wonderful people in this world, and there are idiots, don't you agree? You need to get Midgetmanofsteel to reply to some of those emails for you. I'm just sayin!

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  27. Hey there Katherine!

    OMG...I JUST this second finished leaving a comment on your blog!!!

    "Hey Ron? Can you hide "Shoot Me Now" in one of your posts? I haven't seen anything that says you don't do it, so I was just wondering? BWAH HA HA"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! CRACKED ME UP!!

    And yes, I would happy hid "Shoot Me Now" in one of my blog posts. And I won't even charge you!

    "There are wonderful people in this world, and there are idiots, don't you agree?"

    Yeeeeeeeeees, I TOTALLY agree!

    "You need to get Midgetmanofsteel to reply to some of those emails for you. I'm just sayin!"

    HAHAHHAHAAHAHAHHA! I think so too!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a WONDERFUL week!

    X

    P.S. I know you use Disqus also, so I have to ask. Are you experiencing any problems with your readers leaving comments because I am - and also several other bloggers I know who use Disqus.

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  28. 'Glad to hear you haven't had any trouble leaving a comment on Disqus.'

    Good morning, Ron. There's still a problem with Disqus in that requested email notification didn't happen. I had to pop back to read your reply, and it was worth reading. Thank you.

    Regarding filtering of emails, it doesn't remove, just puts them somewhere else ... in my cash the trash can. I never look in there, it's too smelly... grins.

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  29. hou07grlMay 15, 2012

    hmmm, interesting. I'm not even sure how to recognize a hidden link. Must be a little frustrating, trying to sift out the advertising spam. Sheesh! I think I need to start paying a premium to Wordpress to make sure my blog is advertisement-free. How about them apples? just gotta laugh about it. :) wishing you a fabulously wonderful week! xo, diane

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  30. Hey Ron - reading this, I have an excellent idea. If I advertise No Time For Kings on your blog, will you hide the link for me, buddy?

    Thanks!!!

    I'm an advertising major, and even I'm bugged by ads. Ain't that ironic? I've been contacted by a few folks too, offering to pay me a small token amount to link to their blogs/sites, but I've always turned them down. Keep your integrity, I say!!

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  31. SuziCateMay 15, 2012

    I HATE those sights with hidden links...thank you for NOT being one of those sights. I click on things and wonder how in the heck I got there when I was just here!

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  32. Hiya SuziCate~

    "I HATE those sights with hidden links...I click on things and wonder how in the heck I got there when I was just here!"

    HAHAHAHHAAHHA! Me too! And I hate them!!!!

    And no, you will NEVER see me do that on this blog. I'm adamant about that.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you a FAB week!

    X

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  33. Howdy Mark~

    "Hey Ron - reading this, I have an excellent idea. If I advertise No Time For Kings on your blog, will you hide the link for me, buddy?"

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! And for you, YES! But only YOU!!

    "I'm an advertising major, and even I'm bugged by ads. Ain't that ironic? I've been contacted by a few folks too, offering to pay me a small token amount to link to their blogs/sites, but I've always turned them down. Keep your integrity, I say!!"

    I honestly don't mind ads on blogs, as long as they're not POPPING up all over the place; interfering with my reading a post. But, linking to advertisers through my content - NO WAY. I actually had an advertiser ask me to reword one of my posts; replacing it with his hidden link, and paying me for it. UGH!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaaaabulous week!

    X

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  34. Gooood morning Diane~

    "hmmm, interesting. I'm not even sure how to recognize a hidden link."

    That's the thing....you wouldn't notice the link because it's hidden within the content; merely there to drive more traffic to their website. MANY companies are doing this because blogs get a lot of traffic. But what bloggers don't realize is that if they're caught doing this by Google, Yahoo, etc, they will be removed from their search engines, thus getting NO traffic.

    "I need to start paying a premium to Wordpress to make sure my blog is advertisement-free. How about them apples? just gotta laugh about it."

    Yup, that's one of the things I'm not crazy about when it comes to hosting by Wordpress - you have to PAY not to have ads.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl! Wishing you a fabulously wonderful week too!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  35. Good morning Valerie~

    "There's still a problem with Disqus in that requested email notification didn't happen."

    You're right, there is. In fact, I emailed a friend of mine yesterday to see if she was having issues with commenting, and she said that it's happening to her as well. Not only are our readers not getting notifications, but those of us who use Disqus's comment notification as well.

    I contacted them this morning to tell them of this issue, so I should be hearing back from them soon. Disqus is very good about fixing things quickly.

    Thanks so much for stopping back, dear lady.

    You're a sweetheart!
    X

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  36. Oh, I bet you do! LOL! That's just typical of a certain type of advertiser .. it's like cold callers who ring me up using automation software while I'm eating my dinner on a Sunday so that there isn't even anyone on the other end for a second or two, then tell me they're called (insert typical English Christian name) and ask me in shockingly bad English if I'm me (or insultingly, if I'm my husband). I always interrupt them to ask them if they're trying to sell me something, to which they always reply 'no', when clearly they are doing just exactly that. They are very lucky they're not standing on my doorstep sometimes, that's all I can say.

    Tell me why I'd want to buy something from someone who first insults my intelligence and then lies to me? I can't think of one single reason.

    Your ad people are insulting, too. They seem to believe that you're either weak-willed enough or stupid enough to cave if they persist in ignoring your very clear guidelines. Thank heavens you're neither!

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  37. I 'thought' about advertising once. I even installed my BlogHer ad, for which I'm tied to for a while. I have never earned much in the way of revenue and since I lost my blog (and most of my readers), I have earned next to nothing. I expect to be removing it as soon as the contract expires.

    I hope it all works out for you, though as you say, if it doesn't it's no big deal.

    It seems that online advertisers are no different to these awful telesales people ;)

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  38. whenpigsflyMay 15, 2012

    I got an email from some woman wanting me to write a post on my blog with links in it about breast enlargement or something. The woman writing the email could barely spell. I had to laugh. Really? I think that with your kind of traffic you will continually get emails about this kind of thing. I guess it's the price to pay for being popular.

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  39. Hey there Jen~

    "I got an email from some woman wanting me to write a post on my blog with links in it about breast enlargement or something."

    OH. MY. GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE KIDDING ME!?!?!?

    Can you believe these PEOPLE???

    I get emails from penis enlargement companies, but I've NEVER gotten one that asked me write a post about it.

    "The woman writing the email could barely spell. I had to laugh."

    Bwhahahhahahaha! How funny!!!

    Oh well....I guess as long as there are blogs, we'll all get these emails because these companies can SEE that blogs get more traffic than static websites.

    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet words, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a FABU week! It's getting very warm and humid here already - almost like summer.

    X

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  40. Hey there Babs~

    I didn't realize that BlogHer had a contract. At one time I looked into BlogHer, but didn't think my content would suit their needs. I also hear they are VERY strict in their ad placement and rules.

    "I hope it all works out for you, though as you say, if it doesn't it's no big deal."

    Thank you. I mean if eventually something comes of this, fine. If not, at least I tried it. Doing this though, has taught me a lot.

    Yup...online advertisers are NO different than these AWFUL telemarketers!

    Thank so much for stopping by, dear friend! Hope you're enjoying a terrific week so far!

    X to you and Mo!

    "P.S. How did you get this 'edit' feature in your comments?"

    It's just always been there since I started using Disqus. YOU have it on your blog too, because I've used it many times. I think it's only visible when you're logged in.

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  41. *waving*

    Hiya Jay!

    "I always interrupt them to ask them if they're trying to sell me something, to which they always reply 'no', when clearly they are doing just exactly that. They are very lucky they're not standing on my doorstep sometimes, that's all I can say."

    Bwhahahhahahaha! Jay, I LOVE YOU!!!!! That must be a 'Libra thing' because I get the SAME WAY with telemarketers. OMG...I can be so RUDE to them sometimes. But hey...I think THEY'RE rude for calling us at the worst times.

    "Tell me why I'd want to buy something from someone who first insults my intelligence and then lies to me? I can't think of one single reason."

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    I can't get over how persistent and stupid these people are because 1) they don't know how to READ, and 2) they don't hear the word NO.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my fellow-Libra friend! Hope you're enjoying a fantabulous week!

    X

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  42. Herman TurnipMay 15, 2012

    I applaud your decision on this! I can't tell you how many sites I avoid because they allow advertising links *within* their posts. If you accidentally hover over them they open up. The create pop-ups and even project audio. The won't automatically close on their own, which clutters up the site and hides the text you want to read behind them. It's annoying enough to drive me away. If I want to visit an external site, then I'll gladly click though an ad placed on the sidebar.

    Stay strong on this, Ron, and keep up the good fight for us bloggers! :-)

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  43. Howdy Herman!

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay.....you were FINALLY able to leave a comment. So sorry about the hassle you and others have had. I think Disqus fixed it.

    And thank you for your supportive words. I agree with every single one of them....

    "If I want to visit an external site, then I'll gladly click though an ad placed on the sidebar."

    Thank you and Amen!

    Hope you're having a faaaaaaaabulous weekend, buddy!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  44. Oh NO! I left a comment Monday and it's GONE!

    I thought it was strange that you hadn't responded to it, Ron, plus I like to come back and read your other comments. So here I am reading away and my comment isn't anywhere to be found. Add that to my loose memory and all I got is I KNOW I left one but it must've been eaten by the damn computer gremlin.

    Drats! Shit! And every other cuss word you can think of!

    Anyway, the gist of it was that I have Google Adsense but it isn't working out so I'm glad you mentioned Google Affiliated because I need to look into that but I barely have time to brush my teeth these days.

    Can people read? Well, yeah, most can, but they don't care. And like Bill said, a lot are robots sending spam. And that's just gross if you think about robots sending spam. Ever eat that stuff. Ew.

    Okay, this is just all over the place...because I'm all frazzled due to the fact that my original comment was eaten by the computer gremlin. The damn things should be eating the spam that robots send instead.

    **Sigh**

    Hope for me that the rest of my week is better than the first!

    Oh! But GOOD news for MY dad! I'll send you an email!!

    ((You))

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  45. Helloooooooooooooo Dear Pamela~

    Okay, first....I am so sorry about your missing comment, but if you read the first comment that I left for all of you ladies and gents who read my blog at the top of this page, you will read that I was having MAJOR issues with Disqus since last Friday. Several of my readers emailed me to say either they couldn't comment because the comment box wouldn't open, or that their comments got lost.

    I contacted Disqus and they seemed to have fixed it. One of my other blogging friends who uses Disqus was having the same problem on her blog.

    So again, I apologize. This has been so frustrating for me and many of my readers.

    "Anyway, the gist of it was that I have Google Adsense but it isn't working out so I'm glad you mentioned Google Affiliated because I need to look into that but I barely have time to brush my teeth these days."

    I tried using AdSense on one of my other blogs and did not like it because the ads they displayed had NOTHING to do with my blog. I think if you try Google Affiliate Network, you will love it because YOU can choose the ads you want to display on your blog.

    "Can people read? Well, yeah, most can, but they don't care."

    BINGO! I think you're absolutely right....they don't care!

    "Oh! But GOOD news for MY dad! I'll send you an email!!"

    Yaaaaaaaaay! I am so glad to hear the GOOD news! I've been thinking about you for the past week and hoping all was going well because I see that you haven't posted in awhile. I almost emailed you last night to see if everything was okay, because I was getting concerned.

    Anyway, thanks SO MUCH for stopping back and recommenting. You're a sweetheart!

    ((((( You )))))

    I will await your email!

    Hope your week is going better, dear friend!

    X ya!

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  46. Love your last photo! So tell me, did you get another email asking you to hide their business link within your posts?

    -chuckle-

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  47. Hey there Matt~

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaha!

    No, THANK GOD. I think I finally scared them away - tee, hee!

    Hope you had a faaaaaaaabulous week, bud. Enjoy your weekend!

    x

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  48. dianne777May 18, 2012

    I wondered why my comment went right through
    I thought I broke something!!

    by the way, can I offer you money to hide a link in one of your posts?

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  49. P.S. I'll call you before I come to Florida, okay?

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  50. Tara CutlerMay 20, 2012

    Thinking of dealing with all that nonsense makes my head hurt. It's not that people can't read...it's that they DON'T! Rather than spend a few extra minutes reading about your advertising criteria, they waste their time, and yours. Dicks! If the emails continue, I'm sure you'll think of more creative ways to tell them to piss off. :)

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  51. Hey there Tara~

    "Thinking of dealing with all that nonsense makes my head hurt."

    OMG, trust me, it hurts my head too! Oy Vey!

    "It's not that people can't read...it's that they DON'T! Rather than spend a few extra minutes reading about your advertising criteria, they waste their time, and yours. Dicks!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! Oh, I love you, girl! You said it perfectly....they're DICKS!

    "If the emails continue, I'm sure you'll think of more creative ways to tell them to piss off."

    Thankfully, I haven't gotten even ONE more email. I think I scared they off!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Tara! Hope you're having a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  52. Love your last photo! So tell me, did you get another email asking you to hide their business link within your posts?

    -chuckle-

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  53. Hey there Matt~

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaha!

    No, THANK GOD. I think I finally scared them away - tee, hee!

    Hope you had a faaaaaaaabulous week, bud. Enjoy your weekend!

    x

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  54. hi good evening
    you got comments are very good. just for fun.
    Eiffel tower cartoons

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