Several have commented on the ads on my blog. First, the ads are not there as part of my web host agreement. I pay for my web hosting . . it is not hosted on a free site.
The ads generate income which allows me to offer the free patterns that most of you love. Without the ads, I would be trying to get more of my patterns into magazines or selling the patterns outright. The only ads on my blog are from the BlogHer ad network and I’ve found them to be quite tasteful and for the most part, very non-intrusive. If you pay attention to the ads, there are quite often chances to sign up to maybe win $100 gift cards or get discount coupons. Don’t skip over those ads . . there could be something there that would interest you. BlogHer does a very good job of attracting ads that are of interest to our blog audiences. Any time there are ads I don’t feel comfortable running (which has never happened), I can opt out of those ads.
I’m very happy to be affiliated with the BlogHer network and those ads are there to stay . . as long as they’ll have me.