Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blog-Vertising?

You may notice that there are no advertisers on my blog. It is true that no one has contacted me to advertise here, but I have not sought out advertisers, either. 


I have noticed, on other blogs, advertisements that are animated, contain ads for items I have looked at in various online shopping venues, and ads that appear in the blog in such a way to interrupt the text. However, the ones I find most annoying are the ones that are at the bottom of pictures/videos, especially when they have motion, like cars running across the bottom. Trying to click on the close-out "x" sometimes opens the ad in a separate link. Aargh! 

So, what is a blogger to do? i do not want pop-ups that will annoy my readers or the exposed feeling of when the ad is targeted around other sites' cookies. Sometimes, I am looking at a website for someone else or just to fact-check information. These ads make me feel like "Big Brother is Watching You." (George Orwell, 1984)

My question to you, dear readers, is: What do you think of blog-vertising? Do you like it, or not? Do you even notice it, or is it just me? Please comment below. Your comments will help me to decide whether I will seek out advertisers. Thank you.

Enjoy!

-Amelia

P.S. 1984 was written in 1944. I read it for English class in the mid-1970s. It was interesting then to see what had actually come to fruition since the book was written. It is even more interesting now, 40 years later, to see that more "predictions" have actually happened.