My premium account with WordPress expires in 21 days. I thank WordPress for providing a platform for my writing and a means of sharing my love of gardening. My original account was free but there was the potential of having advertisements placed on my blog so I paid the price of avoiding that. I think that’s fair.
However, I have noticed that advertisements for other blogs are now appearing on my posts. These are not posts that I’d read so I cannot assure my readers of their merit. I refuse to read them because they were thus imposed on me.
Recently I had problems with messages appearing on my page as I tried to write. I have already written about that and it is still happening. I have taken screen shots of these disruptions that happens continuously while I am typing. They will only go away if I click ‘allow’ but comes back later asking for more disk space. It has done so about fifty times since I started writing this post because I always click ‘Don’t Allow’ now. Another reason for my discontent.
I have taken screen shots of these disruptions and they are appearing as I write:
My first impulse was to quit. However, I examined my reasons for blogging and they still hold so I will write off site and import the content to minimise the disruptions. It would not be the same as writing ‘live’ but life is like that. It would be too tedious to post photographs.
I will also be making the site private to discourage advertisements – surely then it would not be worth their while? This also means that I will have very few ‘hits’ but again, such is life. I am philosophical.