Noticed anything different around here?
My son contacted me recently to ask if I was aware that ‘free’ advertising was appearing on my blog at the end of some of the blog posts. It was news to me and I wasn’t pleased to hear it as this is an ad-free blog.
Are you aware that if a blog is hosted for free, the hosting site has the right to put ads on the blog? The blog owner cannot see the ads as they are only visible to visitors to the blog. It’s one of the drawbacks of using a ‘free’ service to host a blog.
If your blog is hosted by WordPress, you will find the following statement in ‘Upgrades’ (on your Dashboard)…
“We occasionally serve ads on WordPress.com as a way to pay our bills, purchase this (No-ads) to ensure that we will never show any ads on this blog.”
By paying a small annual fee to WordPress, it puts a stop to this practice.
As a belated birthday present, my son paid this charge on my behalf and while he was at it, he also upgraded my standard WordPress blog domain name (biopsy.wordpress.com) to a custom domain name… (biopsyreport.com). This is also a paid upgrade.
From now on, this blog will be known as Biopsy Report (no ‘The‘) and the URL is biopsyreport.com I’d be grateful if you’d update your feed reader/blogroll/bookmarks accordingly. The old URL will automatically be re-directed to the new domain name so there’s no need to change it unless you’d prefer to.
The email address remains the same… firstname.lastname@example.org
So, a new beginning for this blog. I just wish it also marked a new beginning with my health…
I’ve been in melt-down since the weekend with a return of the severe headache which floored me some weeks ago. Life came to a standstill once more as the searing pain reduced me to a zombie-like status. The pain has thankfully eased today but I’ve been left with little or no sense of smell and an altered sense of taste. It’s also left me feeling somewhat despondent as I’ve run out of reasons to believe that my head will ever settle down. My tolerance levels are severely challenged at the moment. I need a break.