Bye-bye AdControl, Hello WordAds (and who knows what else)!

This is a follow-up to my earlier post on changes to advertising on WordPress.com. With the introduction of WordAds, WordPress.com stopped accepting applications to the earlier AdControl program. We still don't exactly know who is eligible for the new WordAds program (although the October announcement about the joint program with Federated Media gives a few clues)…

Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?

I began blogging under my real name but was I harassed and cyber stalked.   I deleted my original blog and started blogging again under a pseudonym.  After someone very close to us went through 18 months of a living hell due to identity theft, my friends and I made a pact.  We do not blog…

Are advertising changes really coming to WordPress.com?

One of the longest running discussions in the WordPress.com Support forums is how users can monetize their blogs. WordPress.com already runs Adsense and other ad programs on our sites, thereby removing that possibility for the individual blogger. Matt Mullenweg, head of Automattic, which runs WordPress.com, gave a very enlightening interview on this topic a few years…