KSMilkmaid, one of my favorite bloggers, discusses some pet peeves about overlinked, Google-savvy posts. She also shared a well-balanced, thoughtful article about attracting blog money.
I'm blessed to have more visitors here than I ever expected. Yet, you'll notice I don't have ads or even reviews of freebies. Part of me feels that selling you something defeats the purpose of Like Merchant Ships. Is this site a hobby or an income stream? Perhaps, as a lonely dial-up blogger, I'm simply more sensitive to the long page loads of blogs with heavily studded sidebars. Although, if I have to make an online purchase, I'm always happy to do it through another online friend's link.
Oh, well! Fellow bloggers might enjoy the article as much as I did. Ethical crisis notwithstanding.