Do you use wordpress to blog? Thought it a little less contentious than the ever-expanding über information-hoarder that is google/blogger? WordPress would have you think that is way cooler and on it’s front page it says “We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time“. Free, maybe. Priceless, I think not.
If you use wordpress you are inevitably, due to cookies, logged in if you view your blog or another blog on wordpress. And if you are logged in to wordpress, there is a little detail that is kept from your delicate little eyes. Adverts.
They are not so crass as to load the ads up on your home page, that would be a bit to obvious and you might spot it. And you might object. But if a non wordpress person views a page individually (which is the normal route through words entered into a search engine), your new reader gets the ads at the bottom of the post. I just spent 5 minutes with an old post and the F5 button and the following companies are advertising on my blog.