I surf the web like the rest of you do but do you use an ad blocker? A few months ago I had to stop using Safari, the stock browser on my MacBook Pro. I chose Firefox, not being at the time completely OK with it. Today I wouldn’t switch back! The Safari browser seems to be corrupted… Anyway, I decided to go full bore with a good set of ad blockers installed in Firefox.
Whilst surfing now I all too frequently am hit by websites that throw up a huge panel that covers the screen saying something like “we’ve noticed that you are using an ad blocker”. No shit, Sherlock. Your damn bloody right I am. The site will sometimes ask me to disable the ad blocker. Now why the bloody hell would anyone do that? Not everyone is in love with advertising in it’s many putrid forms.
Here’s where the Bounce comes in. In terms of SEO, people who show up on a site then quickly leave is referred to as a Bounce. Correct me if I’m wrong on that… But what these dumbasses don’t seem to truly understand is that advertising is also a great way to drive people like myself away from the site. Add to that the “Geesh, Your Using An Ad Blocker Here?” Your damn right I am! Eat shit, people.
Ultimately, we win. Our ad blockers have done the job they were developed to do, and the website owners are the ultimate losers in this situation because of that wonderful Bounce and ad blocker. I don’t want your services or otherwise at this point anyway. For me, this lends itself to my daily removal of business subscribers. These people want free advertising for their online operations via our blogs.
Sorry assholes, but not at my expense. Yesterday was the third time I’ve sat at my screen and literally removed a business trying to follow at least thirty times in a row. I remove the subscription, it is literally resubscribed over and over. They are trying so damn hard to be the leeches they actually are. Once again I say, not at my expense assholes.
A few days ago I broke the links between this blog and my Instagram site. Why? I am considering closing this blog down for good and moving to Instagram only. The above mentioned morons and more importantly the amount of time I spend putting posts together and the photography of course consumes much of my time from day to day. Instagram is much faster to use, and the number of actual interactions with other people there is literally Apples and Oranges. There’s no comparison.
Yours truly is burning out on the blogging scene after what must be nearly twenty years of doing this. I will think about this a bit longer, but I am seriously tired of the bullshit going on with certain situations with this blog, and need to spend more time doing other things. Like photography which will end up on Instagram, not here. Besides, nobody would give a shit but me if this stupid blog went away anyway…