1 March 2021

Moaning Monday

Before I start moaning I must mention that we’ve now got 99 foxes on the TIAS blog.  Wonder if it’ll make 100?

Now this is one Monday moan I'm allowed to do!!! Mainly it's aimed at ME, I think.

It wasn't until I exchanged comments with my lovely friend Diane (who I had the pleasure of meeting some years ago at a tatting convention) that I realised I'd have to do something about my problem!!!

Let me explain - although I think some of you have probably read this before. I run ads on my blog via adsense. I don't really understand it that well but what I do know is that when people click on the ads a wee bit of money goes into my account. This builds up until I get around £60 every 9 months or so. This I use solely towards funding the pattern pages here. That's the only reason I run the ads and although the web providers I use are called 'freeservers' they're certainly not free!!!! The adsense payments go a good way towards keeping the pattern pages 'up there'. 

Anyway, it's annoyed me a LOT that the ads seemed to be occurring more and more in the middle of a post. I spent Friday morning (or it could've been Saturday!) looking into this and hopefully putting it right. Poor Diane hadn't read the whole of one post because the ad had got in the way. So, now you know why I'm moaning - not about the ads but about their positioning. I'd even tried removing them from the blog but that didn't work either. 

While I was playing with that problem I decided to give the blog a slightly different 'look'. One piece of advice if you decide to do that is please download a copy which you can find in 'Theme' on your dashboard. See the little downward arrow next to 'customise'? Drop that down and you'll find out how to download. Well worth doing in case you really mess up and need to restore or even move to another provider. 


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Today the ads seem to be in their proper place! By the way, if you have any friends who suffer from sinus headaches, I've found that using eucalyptus soap is very calming and refreshing. I'm recommending it to all of my friends!

Jane Eborall said...

Well I’ve just been to check and they’re back in the middle too. I’m going to remove them once I’ve earned my next payment. Soooo fed up with them.

occhitat said...

Hmmmm, I don't see any ads this morning. I was ready to click on at least one! Your work is so beautiful, Jane! We need to help you keep the expenses down.
Katie V in NC USA

Bernice said...

I understand about the ads and sometimes see something that sends me down a rabbit hole and I have no idea how I got there. That being said just don't stop blogging as it will mess up my morning routine.

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, Bernice, I wouldn't dream of messing up your morning routine!!!!

Katie - they're still there but hopefully in the 'right place'!!!!

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