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Give us the money!

12 Sep

Hmmm. I see that WordPress have started to put adverts on my blog posts, and say they will continue to do so unless I pay them $30 per year to turn them off. Which is fair enough – they have to recoup their hosting costs and there is no such thing as “free”. And it’s nice that they clearly state they are going to do it and say why.

At least it's honest

At least it’s honest

However, I don’t want my readers to have to put up with adverts.

Since I own hayllamas.com and since the WordPress code is Open Source, I could export this blog from WordPress and host it myself. But then I’d miss out on people stumbling upon my blog from elsewhere on WordPress and that does give me new readers. Maybe I should just bung them $30. It’s not a lot of money really.

Update: It seems that logged-in WordPress users don’t get shown adverts, so it is only people casually browsing through who may see them, and even then WordPress say it is not always.

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Opinion

 

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