By David Futrelle
Last year, a generous reader’s big donation enabled me to get rid of the most obtrusive ads on We Hunted the Mammoth. A few days ago, that same reader donated enough to enable me to get rid of the rest of the ads. Which is awesome.
Ads were always a headache for me and, obviously, for a lot of you. Ad networks — even the ubiquitous Google AdSense — do a pretty slapdash job of filtering out questionable content and abusive ads, and some readers had been having trouble lately with browser-hijacking ads apparently being served up unawares by Google. Meanwhile, I had to worry that any post dealing with sexual issues in any way would end up somehow violating Google AdSense’s policies.
So, ads are now gone — except for the Amazon affiliate ads that sit quietly on the sidebar and allow me to promote books I like. I may use some of the new space on the sidebar to promote useful sites and/or organizations for free.
The one bit of bad news? I’m going to have to pester you folks more for donations. Especially those of you who read the site regularly and could afford to donate at least a little bit, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. It’s SO EASY. Just click here or on the button below. Think of it as a very reasonable ticket price for an ad-free site.
Oh, and I do plan to finally start up a Patreon soon for those who’d prefer to donate that way.
Anyway, BIG THANKS to all my generous readers for enabling this move.