Took a few days offline this weekend because I got a great surprise phone call Friday evening from a friend from back home that I haven't seen in 3 years. We talk on the phone, but haven't seen him. He's a fine friend for 22 years and my best man at mine and Wanda's wedding. He's a long haul truck driver and he got stuck in my area waiting for a load to pick up. Well, his dispatcher having trouble finding him a pick up said it could be Saturday or maybe even Monday before they find something. So he called and we got together and spent the weekend here with us. Had a great time catching up with him. Only thing could have made the visit better, would have been for his wife to been here with him. Maybe next time! :-))
I get back online and find different places, along with in email about Entrecard changes coming. Seeing a few concerns with it, but not seeing some clear answers to my understanding.
What I do see that I don't like at all, but not fully understand, is the parts about 3rd party ads on our blogs. Will our cards be replaced with 3rd party ads on blogs we advertise on or will we use another widget for these ads??
Not liking the fact that Entrecard is telling where we have to put widgets! Yes I do put mine above the fold and always will. But it's our blogs and people should have the say so on how they run their own site.
NOT saying I will leave Entrecard. I want to understand it more and see where this change is going before I say if I leave. Besides I enjoy Entrecard and the people I have met and like the traffic I get from Entrecard. But guess I need to think on how to replace the traffic if I do decide to go.
But, I do not like the idea of running 3rd party ads that I have no control over, or that is not fit for people to see on my blog. And I will not runs ads that makes money for someone else and I don't get my share. And by that I mean it has to be worth the bother on my part.
Also, I never turn down other blogs from advertising on my blog, so the rejecting of any ads don't bother me to much, but I do not see it's right to pay, and I can not see myself ever giving in to doing so for rejecting one if I feel the need to do so.