Monday, July 22, 2013

Why You'll Never See Ads on My Website

I hate ads. I hate commercials on TV, I hate obtrusive billboards that pollute the countryside, and I hate pop-up ads, banner ads, and blinking "You Just Won!" ads online.

So, I won't put them on my website. I stopped putting them on this blog because they're ugly. I tried...I really did. But I absolutely hate ads, and I won't have anything to do with them.

Look, if you like solving my puzzles, feel free to "Like" me on Facebook, follow me on Tumblr, read my blog, join me in the vast wasteland that is Google+, or tweet me on Twitter. I'm all over the Internet; it's not that hard to find me. That's on purpose--I want my fans to have full access to my puzzles and whatnot, using the social media they prefer.

If you really like them, feel free to send me a tip--enough to buy a cup of coffee, or enough to buy a new laptop (which I could really use), it's up to you. I'm not going to blast you with "BUY ME" ads or redirects or pop-ups or pop-unders. I would love to get paid, because my kids like to eat, but I'll still post free puzzles every week regardless.

If you really, really like solving StearsWords puzzles, sign up to get them delivered to your email inbox the day before I post them, and buy my books. I guarantee, you won't get any spam from me--I don't have that kind of ambition. And I won't share your email with anyone. That would be a huge violation of your privacy, and that's not my job; that's what the government is for.

You'll never see ads on my website because I don't like ads. And I hope you'll enjoy one of the few ad-free spaces left on the Internet as much as I do.

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