Paying extra to get rid of Ads

Once in a while, when I’m at an Apple Store or a Best Buy, I take a look at my blog. I’m mildly shocked at what I see.

At the end of each post, I see an ugly ad placed there automatically by WordPress.com. You see, when I view my posts from my computer and indeed as a WordPress.com user, these ads are hidden. People outside the WordPress community, however, do get these ads from time to time.

I really don’t blame WordPress. They are hosting my blog for free so it just makes sense for them to offset costs or make some money off my content. But, I’ve worked hard to upgrade the look of my site (I hope you have noticed) and I feel that these ads detract.

I’ve decided to pay extra to WordPress.com and get these ads removed. Many websites these days are so cluttered. I’m trying to do my part to reduce the noise.

11 thoughts on “Paying extra to get rid of Ads

  1. I upgraded — I wanted the fonts and colors and additional storage space — months ago (it was cheaper then) and I don’t know whether it makes my blog ad free. I’ve never looked at my blog from a public computer. I’ll have to take a look when I’m somewhere else. Thanks for the heas up.

  2. I read all your posts and have never noticed the ads. Not sure if that means I have become immune to ads on the Internet or that I am unobservant which would be bad for my photography but would explain my low shooting rate.

  3. I know exactly what you mean, it is something I have recently done as well purely to rid my self of ads! Keep up the excellent (and now clutter free) posts!

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