A note on Advertising

You may have noticed that all the advertisements have disappeared (with the exception of ‘Book of the Month’, which is more of a sharing ministry). The Amazon arrangement wasn’t working. Indeed, the income was so paltry (monthly pence, literally), that it was costing more to host the ads than they were raising in revenue.

Disqus (the comment system) is about to roll out its own advertising, none of which will be to the benefit of this blog. It isn’t clear what sort of ads they will impose, but hopefully the chat threads won’t be crammed with unedifying rummage. There is a means of escape, but only by paying another monthly charge.

This blog actually cost quite a lot to design and redesign, and costs a further lot to keep up and running. It increasingly comes under attack, which requires security diligence and expert web-mastery. Regretfully, it isn’t even breaking even: His Grace’s light is dim, his steeple is falling to ruin, and his pulpit is succumbing to the worm that dieth not.

A bit like it sometimes feels in the Church of England.

If you want to help, you can pray. If you want to help a bit more, you can make a donation HERE. There’s also the option of setting up a monthly gift: lots of regular widows’ mites are an immense blessing. Thank you to those of you who do support this blog – your generosity is greatly appreciated.

  • Oh no – Disqus adverts. Hopefully they won’t be the same trashy clickbait that is becoming ubiquitous, even on Christian sites. Remember everyone – don’t click on them, whatever you do. Not even the one with photos of people just about to get eaten.

    • 1649again

      Just use an ad blocker. Windows 10 has one as a default.

  • Inspector General

    Cranmer, dear fellow. One is prepared to pay you a monthly sub. But not through any internet business. Please supply sort code and account number and the paltry loot is yours. Next month and every month thereafter. One repeats himself, through the internet is not going to happen. This to avoid misery and unhappiness in the event of phishing, and one may already have been subjected to that via the unwanted virus this man was sent some years ago. In the line of duty, as well!

    • Bless you, but there is no sort code or account number: PayPal is 100% secure (or else no one would trust it; nor would governments permit it) and it operates via email addresses, which are effectively the account number. If you trust Disqus with your email address, you can trust PayPal. If not, that’s fine. Bless you.

      • Inspector General

        Alright. As you are a high authority on the workings of this pp thing, we’ll give it a go.

    • 1649again

      If you set up a regular DD or standing order don’t use a credit card.

      • Inspector General

        Thanks 1642, one is very wary of the world wide whatever. What one has discerned is that you can make one off payments no problem, which one has done for our host. To set up a SO, you have to ‘open an account’ and there’s no chance of this man doing that!

  • 1649again

    Will do Your Grace. Are you too reticent to issue any guidance on quantum?