Ad(non)sense trouble in WordPress Paradise
I am writing this post in an effort to address the issues raised by the recent announcement by wordpress that in order to have an ad free site bloggers will have to pay a fee. I do not support this decision and the rest of this post will be dedicated to why that is.
If my RL landlord planted a walmart sign on my lawn, I would have a fit! I would remove the sign and if the landlord didn’t like it I would kick his ass! There are those, the rank beginners at economics who would say “but you are paying rent in RL, not on WP”. Nothing could be further from the truth! The WP site would get no hits at all if it were not for us bloggers. PEOPLE COME HERE TO READ THE BLOGS WE BLOGGERS CREATE. We pay our rent with sweat equity. Our posts are THE REAL VALUE ITEM on this site. I WORK FULL TIME ON MY THREE BLOGS. I SPEND MORE THE 40 HOURS A WEEK, WITH FEW DAYS OFF TO PRODUCE MY BLOGS. I PAY IN WORK DONE AND PAGES CREATED!
Readers simply don’t come here to see goo goo ad(non)sense ads or to view the groovy nuts and bolts pages the WP staff creates. THE READERS COME HERE TO READ BLOGS PRODUCED BY BLOGGERS LIKE ME! WE ARE THE CREATIVE FORCE THAT MAKES OF WP A COMMUNITY! Given that it should be clear to everyone that the blogs are the real value item on this site. I can now explain how to solve this problem to everyone’s satisfaction.
There are two groups of bloggers who are dissatisfied with the present ad system here on wordpress. Those that don’t want any ads polluting our page real estate, LIKE ME, and those that want to place ads on their blogs and get a bit of money for that placement. In order to PLEASE EVERYONE wordpress should IMMEDIATELY institute an “opt in” ad system. Any blogger who wants ads on their site can have them and a piece of the ad revenue by opting in. The rest of us get ad free sites. STOP STALLING WP! If lesser sites like “go daddy” and others can offer blog sites and ad/e-store revenue sharing, the vaunted WP can do it too! Even if you offer the ability for bloggers to open e-stores or place ads for a fee. That would be better then the present system. Let those that wish to monetize their blogs pay. Not those of us that want TOTALLY NON-COMMERCIAL blogs! The way things stand, WP comes off looking greedy and unconcerned by the dissatisfaction of the blogger community here. This is not what I have come to expect from WP…
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer