Why I’m opening the doors to advertisements

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Advertisements of any kind for several years were actually banned. Many of you whom have read my papers for years know that. In the beginning, I felt like ads were intrusive and annoying and often avoided them. But now almost 25 and less than 2 years from my 20th anniversary in blogging — I am looking for new avenues to keep this ship moving.

Enter: advertisements. Advertisements are helping greatly expand our newspaper and add plenty of new features. I ultimately decided during the Spring of this year, that instead of seeking funding or finding a bigger corporate donor — that I would turn to advertisements. I have always sought and will always seek to remain independent from corporate financial money.

My biggest fear accepting any kind of corporate money is that I would later have to order my writers and even myself to bow to their demands. The problem with media organisations being owned or funded by major corporations is the fact that they’re often required to bow to their beliefs.

I am a firm believer in individualism; freedoms, personal liberty, and free thinking. I will not ever allow myself to on a corporate level do something that could jeopardise the often free-thinking POV and the like that we have had for so many years.


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