Some people, those who are awake at least, may have noticed that there is an advert banner on the front page. We decided to do this for a couple of reasons, firstly, it takes up less space than the logo (LOL, thats pathetic isn’t it?)…
Ok, the real reason, we’re still losing a buttload of money running this place and a banner on the front should help. Since the introduction of the Top 10 and the last 10 Updated the front page has become the second busiest page on the entire site, second only to the viewer script which produces peoples diary screens for them. So its a good revenue generating place, without giving any (or at least minimal) inconvenience to readers.
But, we realise this may worry some people who don’t want adverts on their diaries. Let us re-assure you that we took the decision back in January, or perhaps even December, I forget exactly when, to NEVER have advert banners on individual diary pages. To that end we removed the existing ones and have not, and will not put advertising on users diary pages.
There are two reasons for this, one is ours and one is from our sponsors.
- We don’t want them there. They’re fine, in the right place. Individuals diaries aren’t the right place though.
- Creative Freedom. We have various rules at DearDiary, and the biggest one is that we make the rules. If we carry ad banners on individual diary entries then the advertisers get to make the rules on what is acceptable to write about and whats not. And we’re not having that, so the ad banners are restricted to places where we directly control the content. In this way, you, as an author can say what you need to about XYZ Corp, safe in the knowledge that you’re not going to be carrying one of their banners at the top of your entry! Of course, this also goes the other way, XYZ Corp can be safe in the knowledge that they’re not associated with the defamatory remark you posted about GHI Corp, or anything else you write.
If you have any questions, comments or otherwise, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember though, the bottom line is this;
We will not carry advertising on individual users diary pages