I don’t know whether you guys know it or not, but there are quite a lot of you — enough anyway to interest some advertisers into trying to wheedle you into buying their wares. Right at the moment we’ve been offered a contract to pay us money for the privilege of posting their ads in the blog along with the usual diet of chatter, reminiscence and such.
What’s wrong with the idea is that I think some of the ads would be for things like cigarettes, which give some of you serious tsuris. As a longtime ex-smoker I am confident that, after over a dozen years without lighting up once, there is no such thing as an advertisement that would make me backslide.
But I’m uneasy in the matter of putting temptation in the way of those who don’t want it. So do me a favor: If ads matter to you at all, please comment and say either “don’t care” or “don’t like it.” (Of course, if we do take ads all that stuff will run in addition to all the other stuff that you’ve been getting all along.)