Believe it or not, a few people argue with me when I tell them that I don’t accept advertising. After all, it’s a win for everyone, right? Products get advertised and I get paid. Well, that’s not quite how I see it. I have nothing against sites that include ads. More power to them. But it seems to me that there are three problems with advertising onthis site that make it something I want to avoid:
1. The level of quality of the ads I see out there fall below what I would want to appear on my site.
2. You get ads on TV, radio, and other places on the web. I think my audience appreciates the fact that they can come here and have an ad-free experience. Occasionally, I do talk about products I use, but only when I have actually used them, and I am not compensated for talking about them. I talk about them because I like them.
3. I have a feeling that managing ads would be an administrative headache, and I just don’t have the time for it.
So, advertising might seem like a quick way to make a buck, and that’s all well and good, but it’s not something I want to get into here.