Today, on a whim, I decided to remove all advertising from AudioCookbook.org. Ok, not quite on a whim. I thought about for about three minutes. I guess what prompted this for me was hearing a video ad blare out some garbage at me when I was viewing the page on a school computer. This is the first time I’ve heard sound from the site without it being explicitly triggered by the user. I considered trying to block the offending ads, but I quickly decided to remove all ads instead.
Advertising has helped me pay a fair chunk of the hosting expenses for AudioCookbook over the last few years. However, the reward is not enough to warrant the intrusions. This is in no way a condemnation of advertising for other sites! I do believe in advertising as a way to monetize web sites and applications. In fact, I do not use ad blockers for that very reason, and occasionally click ads on sites that I visit frequently. Please enjoy AudioCookbook ad free and thanks for your support!
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