Shortly after the dewy dawn of blogging I signed up for the seminal online service BlogAds, more to keep up with what was happening in online media than in hopes of making any real money. I used to get a fair number of ads, mostly political, and for a few years the little images on the left rail generated about $1K annually, with which I paid for my software and donated to other bloggers and online projects I liked.
Eventually that trickle of cash dried up and now they send me stuff like the ad pictured here, which I'm not interested in having on my site.
Yes, I know I just put it on my site, but that's different -- I'll handle the sleaze and exploitation around here, and posting it for fun or information is different than taking money to put it in your face all day.
Worse, BlogAds now posts ads automatically if I don't nix them the day I get the notification email. My life is too busy to jump when they tell me to jump, so, after a long time and a lot learned, it might be time to say sayonara, BlogAds.