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Tuesday, October 31, 2006I'm grumpy today...I ran a fever of 102 yesterday and generally felt like a zombie...thought I was coming down the with flu, but went to take a shower and discovered that I had a golf-ball sized plugged duct in my right breast. Anyone that has had a badly plugged duct knows how much "fun" it is to try and massage those suckers out.
Took me about forty minutes under the hot water to get it worked loose and even still, my fever didn't break until this morning. Emmitt apparently wanted in on the "let's make mom miserable" game as he woke up once an hour last night to eat instead of once every two hours. (Or the optimist side of me says he was just trying to help work that milk loose...)
So anyway, woke up this morning to yet another handful of anonymous blog comments from what I can only assume is the same person that swings by on a regular basis to lambast me for having the gall to "accept" formula ads on this site. Their second comment today even accused me of allowing the formula companies to write the post about little Dominic so that my readers would find it SOOO heart-warming that they'd immediately stop breastfeeding and switch to formula. Uh-huh.
With that in mind, I want to explain one more time how these ads work.
I put a lot of time and effort into this blog. That time and effort takes away from my "real" job which belive me, pays MUCH, MUCH more than this one does. I do this blog as a labor of love and as a way to help spread the word about breastfeeding and milk banking. I don't do it to make money, but it is nice to make enough money to pay hosting bills for email accounts and such.
So, I run CafePress Ads (since I have a shop there) and I run Google AdSense ads. The Google ads deliver based on the content of the page. Thus, if I make a post that mentions formula, Google tries to match up ads from formula companies. I don't often post about formula, so you don't often see those ads. I DID post about forumla in the Dominic thread, so one snuck in.
Now, Google allows me to block these ads, but only by having me type in the URL of the site that I want to block. So...when I see an ad, I can go block THAT ad, but I can't keep a new ad from showing up down the road. Basically it's an ongoing cat and mouse game.
Since the ads often chance on a daily or even hourly basis, it's possible for someone to see an ad that I never see. So, if the anonymous poster actually wants to help, instead of pointing fingers and making accusations, they could actually post a comment or send me an email and give me the URL of the company in the ad they see. Then I can go and put a manual block on that ad.
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