The Big Blog Question

This morning I am faced with the Big Question – do I spend time reading other people’s blogs or do I stop reading and spend the time writing my own?

My blogging has been on hold this last week, or really since before I went to New Zealand last month, and with all the catching up I’ve been doing since then I haven’t managed to get back to it.

Too many things to do – too little time. Something has got to go, and the reading of blogs is one of those things. I read blogs on family history, small business, wildlife rescue, mind mapping; all sorts of things. Some are more useful than others; some are entertainment.

I have reduced my subscriptions to blogs from 24 to 15, and counting.

SPECIAL UPDATE

I’ve also removed some applications from Facebook. Not all of them, I’m sorry to say, but enough to reduce a lot of the time-wasting aspect of the thing. I only accept invitations from people I’m related to, now, and I delete the application after a few weeks, as I have today.

It may not make much of a difference but it makes me feel like my life is a little less cluttered and that has to be good!

Are ads on websites bad?

I’ve been struggling with this question for a long time now. I’ve started sneaking small ads for Ancestry and GenesReunited on my website and blogs which, incidently, don’t work in Firefox V3. If you want to avoid advertising perhaps that is the browser to use!

Why would I do that, if I think that they’re bad? Well, I’ve decided that they are not necessarily so bad. I use the internet a lot and most ads don’t bother me. The ones I don’t like are the ones on FaceBook that have a bigger button than the function of the page I am on so that I click on the wrong button, and some of the more annoying flashing moving banners along the top of eBay pages.

So I figure that if I avoid these types of ads I won’t annoy readers of my sites. And I might even make some money from them. We’ll see.