Let me take a little time out for a rant.
Yesterday, while reading another entertaining post by Daffodil Planter, I noticed she had a link to a gardening blogger in New Zealand. I clicked the link to find that, regretfully, that particular blog had not only a small bar of text ads descretely hidden somewhere on the page, but two large bars, horizontal and vertical, with FULL COLOR PICTURES urging me to OBEY THIS RULE.
Sort of like a blog with band aids.
As part of my comment to the (really very funny) post about the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, I went to Gardenrant to search for a chicken video Amy had posted a while ago.
And there it was again: I CURED MY WRINKLES.
Now, usually, I don't mind the Google ads I see on garden sites and garden blogs. After all, they are targeted ads, and most of the text ads are links to garden tools, places to buy plants, and the odd "Christian Mom makes 5K/M". But who decided that the readers of garden sites and blogs desparate to fight their wrinkles? Aren't we used to watch things blossom and deteriorate? Look at the Dowager Duchess, she seems quite happy to no longer be a spring chicken.
So, please, whoever decides on target audiences over there at Google: Gardeners are interested in gardening. Please send us some before and after pictures of tomatoes. And I'm really not interested in OBEYING THIS RULE, whatever it is.