I've had a change of heart about displaying ads on my blog. I've removed them. Let me know if they still show up on your computer because I'm not entirely sure how this stuff works. However, I decided that I couldn't, in good conscience, rant on about runaway consumerism and then turn around and help the very forces of evil that promote this consumerism. Could some ads be helpful to readers? Maybe, if I knew how to manipulate and control the ads better. But the fact is that I can simply embed a link to some product that I particularly like and, if I don't, I know you are all smart enough to use Google to find stuff yourself.
I'd supposedly already made $42.00 from people clicking on my ads (although I'm not sure where that money is) so it's not just a case of sour grapes. I just started feeling very hypocritical. This is not meant to cast aspersions on anyone who does choose to display ads
and thereby tap into the fat cats' purses, I just choose not to.