When I set up this blog which is about stepping off the consumption line I very specifically chose to not have any advertising on this site.
Further, anyone who reads my posts knows that I do not use ANY commercial products for cleaning myself or my home beyond baking soda, organic apple cider vinegar for myself and white vinegar for my home. I also use only olive oil to moisturize my skin and my hair. I would never endorse anything that I do not use or that I am not 100% happy with. Simple as that!
Still, this stuff which I personally consider to be total crap, and which I am more than likely allergic to, is on my blog. This is here without my permission! I do not make any advertising revenue on this Vaseline ad, nor any other ad which is being put without my permission here. I do not endorse this, nor any other product. While I understand that with the number of readers Tiny House Ontario has, that advertisers might want to get in here, certainly I would not allow any products that I personally would never use, be a part of what I would allow here. I am not opposed to advertising, for example, I would be happy to allow for example Bison Pumps or certain other off grid suppliers for things that people actually NEED, on my site, but Vaseline blah, blah, blah! Seriously? This sort of advertising is NOT in keeping with the ideology here at all! I promise that if I ever do allow advertising that it will be only for products that I have used, like and or aspire to have at THO.
I want to extend an apology to my readers who have been subjected to this consumer nonsense and I also want to know if any bloggers out there know what to do about this? For example, can I find a paid and applicable sponsor which will wipe out all this, or can I just make adjustments to my WordPress blog which will allow this to stop. For example, if I pay for the blog space will the ads stop?
Thanks! Image by Colleen who both captured this on her screen as well as brought it to my attention.
So a half hour after this post and this is what Colleen sees when she looks at this post! Please let me know if you also see this.