Thank you WordPress for your disrespect

This is a family rated blog.  I came to it tonight to find on the front page (and every page) an ad with a half naked woman sitting by a pool and an ad for bitcoin. Are those ads really appropriate?  Is this the best you can do?  Shame on you!

This is not a new blog; ads have not previously appeared on the front page . Is there new management?  Are times getting tough?  I understand that the new view of Net Neutrality*** is going to cost all small site owners, but smearing the blog with grade B ads is certainly no way to improve traffic, unless of course you are trying to appeal to people who can’t read.  What happened to ‘tasteful, non-obtrusive ads that relate to site content’?

I understand that even ‘free space’ must generate income, but what happened to pride in the product? I was proud to put ” a WordPress website” on my business cards.  There is no room on that card for an apology for  crappy ads. There shouldn’t need to be.

I tried to read my own poem and was so distracted by the flashing ads (oh I forgot to mention the animated junk jewelry that flashes so large it is impossible to read the blog content) that I gave up.  Are you trying to destroy your own business or just my blog?

And, now that I have your attention…I’m curious as to why there is no visible log in line on the blog? That certainly seems like a detriment to developing a site.

I guess it really is true:  You get what you pay for, even on ‘free’ blogs.

***For those who are unfamiliar with Net Neutrality, it’s about keeping the Internet free and open as a platform for creativity, innovation, and free exchange of ideas. It’s about defending free speech in the digital age.  It has recently been revoked, an action
that will lead to the small site owner  being pushed aside (among a myriad of other muzzles on the small guy’s voice).  We need to impress upon our Senators and Congressmen the importance of restoring Net Neutrality.

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