Hello fellow Bloggers and visitors this Friday!
Recently someone named "Michael" has been putting comments in my posts that are not really comments...he's posting a link to his blog which appears to be a scam to me!
I followed the link and realized it was some kind of pyramid scheme. So I blocked his comments so that my readers don't get exposed to them. I wonder if any of you other bloggers have run across him?
Another situation has recently arisen and I have mixed feelings about it.
I got an email from a German Online casino that wanted to know what my advertising rates are.
First off, I don't have any advertising and there's never been any on my blog.
Why would they contact me? I doubt that my blog would have enough hits per day to do them any good. And, how did they find me? ( I suppose on the internet - but what made them think I'd be interested?)
Two days after getting this unusual email, I got another one from Belgium, wanting to know what my advertising rates are! Say what? I don't get it. So I checked out the link (to their business office) and they are an electronics firm!
Again, they wanted to know how much I charged for advertising? Why me?
In the past I've noted that a large percentage of my visitors have been foreign (I even listed the countries) and national. I have no idea why this is. I am puzzled that two different businesses have contacted me in the last two weeks with the same request.
At one time I considered advertising, but decided that I don't want any restraints upon what goes in my blog. If you run ads, there's often no-no's that goes with running them. I don't like that idea.
On the other hand, there's easy money to be made.
What do you think? Should I stick to my ad-free format? Should I "sell out" and start running ads?
I've noticed that when you Google "AS IT STANDS" my blog is the first listing among a list of about 900,000. Does this mean that it's got a ton of hit's? What is Google's format for deciding on what's listed first under any heading? I'm just full of questions today!
I want to thank you for reading these morning ramblings, and any input would sure be appreciated!