This is a personal list of pet peeves having to do with internet advertising or earning. You may or may not agree... in fact you may have a blog or ad that peeves me. Don't take it personally. I'm not really the Pollyanna that My Quality Day makes me appear to be. In fact, that blog is an exercise to keep me from becoming the sarcastic grouch that I tend to deteriorate into without constant attention. But just for today I am going to allow the grumpiness to ooze into blogland. He we go.
1. Advertising banners that have nothing to do with the content
I am sick and tired of clicking on banners that have lovely pictures of trees, flowers, lakes or critters, only to discover that they lead to blogs about real estate, making money, shopping, or being a good parent. Humph... I don't like bait and switch.
2. Blog posts that give you the first line and then make you click to read the rest of the post
OK, a few of my favorite blogs do this, but it doesn't mean that I have to like it. Does this get you an extra hit? Does this allow you to put more headlines out where people may see something they like? All right, the answers are yes, and yes. But I don't like it anyway. Give me the post, already.
3. Sites that make you sign up before you can see how it works
This one is serious. Any pay to click, or advertising, or any sites that make you sign up with them before you can read the FAQs or other information about how the site works just lose me before we ever start dancing. If you want me to participate, I want to understand what I am getting in to, at least basically, before I'll become a member.
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Project Wonderful $.001
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Project Wonderful $.005