2 thoughts on “Jewel: Goodbye Alice in Wonderland”

  1. You’ve finally sold out. This is a sad, sad day. I used to really like your blog. It used to be cool. Now your posts are nothing more than attempts to cookie me with your silly iTunes affiliation code, so that you get residuals on my purchases for a while.

    Then there’s all the ads. I mean, come on. How many are you going to put up here? If we just send you money, will you stop the madness? Hopefully someone will… I’m moving on.

    It was fun while it lasted.


  2. I’m sorry you feel that way Mike.

    As you may have noticed, the moment you left this comment, most of the ads disappeared. See Ads are for Googlers. Maybe you should have participated earlier on.

    In terms of advertising… Here’s how I’ve structured it:

    1. The home page has Google ads, they are unobtrusive, and low in the sidebar. They disappear the moment you leave a comment.

    2. The individual posts have random ads for affiliates. Generally speaking, it’s Googlers that enter the site through specific posts. The regulars tend to come in through the home page. These ads aren’t for my regulars. But, they too disappear the moment your leave a comment.

    3. Any ad that doesn’t disappear after you leave a comment (like the iTunes ads just above the comment form) stay because I am recommending those items. I don’t consider them to be in the same class as the other ads.

    4. Any item that I call out in a post (like this one for Jewel) is there because I like that item. It’s something I would buy, or recommend regardless of whether or not I get a commission. But, if I can generate a commission with it too… that’s just gravy.

    Finally, now that I’ve waisted my time explaining this, I’ll finish it off by saying… If you don’t like my site, don’t come here anymore. It’s really that simple. You don’t need to write a mean-spirited comment telling me I’m not cool enough for you anymore. Please, just go.

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