A few people over the last few months have questioned why I have adverts on my site, and I just wanted to acknowledge this query directly on my site! πŸ™‚ insist on putting what they call ‘discreet’ adverts from time to time on everybody’s posts in order to keep their site as free.Β  They’re not anything to do with me, I find them unsightly too – and, in fact, have turned down WordPress’ offer to allow me to customise and monetize my site several times!

Fortunately, I don’t see them too much from day-to-day on my own site owing to my status as ‘owner’, but on the few occasions that I have logged out and seen them, I am really not a fan, and would love to get rid of them.

All that said, is a site that (and I’m totally not whinging/complaining)Β  I pay for completely out of my own pocket, and devote a tonne of time to. It already costs me a fair bit each year in domain fees, and ‘upgrades’ for custom domain mapping, space upgrades etc (plus other fees relating to shows I go to see etc), and so I’ve really drawn the line at enhancements that would be lovely, but don’t actually do too much harm.

By all means, if a group of people want to club a small amount each together and send me the princely sum of Β£20 to clear the adverts completely for a year, I’d happily accept it! It may not sound like much, but it really starts to add up when you’ve been running a site for four years without monetizing it to support it – had I done it from the start, that would have been Β£80 already, and I’ve just sorted this domain for the next 8 years!

If it is bothering you, and adblockers in your browser aren’t stripping them away, please do let me know, and I may look to reconsider, but can’t guarantee anything – after all, I am very proud of my website, and of all you lovely people who continue to visit! πŸ˜€

Here’s a really big advert… just for effect πŸ˜›

About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

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