I have operated this site for a little more than a year now, and like most people opted for the “free” option for hosting through WordPress.com. For those who may not be aware, WordPress posts an advisory note any time an article or audio clip is posted stating that others who view these items may also see ads from third-party sites or companies who pay WordPress for this access. I have generally ignored these advisories, assuming that the ads would be suitable for my audience.
It turns out that I was naive to believe so. A good Christian friend contacted me this morning to state that my latest post contained truly offensive ads. Since I have never seen ads attached to my posts I checked it out on one of my devices that is not logged into my web site as a user. Sure enough, at the bottom of the post were four ads. None of them seemed out of line, but I noted that WordPress admits that the ads change depending on one’s location or other factors.
The only way to avoid ads is to purchase a premium plan from WordPress. I want you to know that I have done so, and hopefully this will end the problem for us.
In the meantime, I sincerely apologize to those readers who have seen inappropriate and offensive ads attached to my posts. I am very embarrassed about this and ask your forgiveness. I also want to thank my dear Christian friend who contacted me about these ads. Her message was to the point, but also kindly worded, and granted me the benefit of the doubt on what appeared on my post. I am very grateful to her for her kindness. This is the kind of thing that Christians ought to do for one another.