This blog still runs on a free WordPress account and so far (despite the new block editor that took me a bit to get used to) I’ve been quite happy with WordPress as a platform. With a free account come ads at the bottom of my posts which is fine by me but now today, I see this underneath last night’s post:
There is a whole WordPress sponsored post on my timeline! I don’t want that! I don’t want whole advertising posts on my timeline that I have no control over and that I can’t remove. This aggressive marketing and pressuring to get a paid plan is frustrating. As if we didn’t already have enough frustrations to deal with this past year… I was going to upgrade my plan in the not too distant future to a paid one because picture space is running low on my blog but now I’m thinking, with such aggressive marketing, maybe I should just look for a different platform? Place ads on the sidelines or underneath my posts but don’t contaminate my timeline by placing whole blog posts in between my own posts. I really hate this, WordPress!
Edited to add: and the sponsored post doesn’t even stay where it was, it even moves up so that it is now placed between this post and last night’s post! Yep, I really hate this.