Coughsnotty And A Poll

18 Feb
Toilet roll holder

Toilet roll holder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know those times when you are there but not all there?  (Don’t say that’s just me)  That’s how I’ve been this week in the blogging world.

Sorry the posts have been weak and unfunny.  I don’t know if it’s because this is a particularly nasty bug or because it takes longer to recover as we get older, but my head hasn’t been in the game.  Mostly, it’s been buried in a box of tissues (and then a toilet roll, when the tissues ran out).

I thought I was feeling better yesterday: I showered, walked the dogs and cooked a proper meal.  Then I collapsed into bed in the afternoon, too weak to watch Dancing On Ice while catching up on comments.

I’m fed up with myself and to add to my misery, a couple of commenters mentioned that Word Ads have appeared on my blog.  I haven’t signed up to them so I must investigate.  That’s where the poll comes in:

I tried signing out of my blog to look for myself, but I can’t see any adverts.  If you answered ‘Yes’, would you mind leaving a comment saying where they appear?

I need to know so I can kick up a fuss.  As soon as I have the energy to raise my leg.


33 Responses to “Coughsnotty And A Poll”

  1. lanceleuven February 18, 2013 at 10:08 #

    I hope you feel better soon! 🙂

    (No ads here by the way)


  2. bevchen February 18, 2013 at 10:11 #

    I don’t see any adverts.

    I’m wondering what “other” might be?


  3. Pseu February 18, 2013 at 10:13 #

    Poor you. And it wasn’t long since the last lurgy ….


  4. vivinf rance February 18, 2013 at 10:38 #

    I’m empathising like mad. I wanted to write something in “other” but could think of nothing witty.
    Keep warm and get well.


  5. Sallyann February 18, 2013 at 10:53 #

    “Misery loves company”
    Sore throat and runny nose here too .. get better soon. 🙂


  6. Elaine - I used to be indecisive February 18, 2013 at 12:29 #

    I can’t see any ads. A while ago someone told me that they could see ads on my blog, which made me cross, so I had a look at all the WordPress info. Apparently if we use the free version of WordPress then very occasionally ads will appear on our blogs. They seem to be random and as little as possible. WordPress says that the only way to ensure we don’t have them is to pay to upgrade to their other version. So, if you already pay then you should certainly kick up a fuss!!
    Sorry you’ve still got the horrid virus. ;(


    • sarsm February 19, 2013 at 08:07 #

      I saw the same on my blog. Horrible!! If you have Adblock though you can’t see them.


  7. jmgoyder February 18, 2013 at 13:12 #

    Oh poor you! Hurry up and get well, Tilly.


  8. laurieanichols February 18, 2013 at 13:53 #

    Tilly get better!


  9. sharechair February 18, 2013 at 14:09 #

    Sorry you are still not feeling your best. I do not see ads on your blog. But …. I have had the same concerns with mine. I personally don’t see ads on my own blog, but I learned that that is how WordPress does it …. if they put an ad on your blog, you won’t see it. My daughter-in-law took a screenshot once and sent it to me, and I was horrified. I had no idea that ads were showing up there. Looking into it a little more, I believe you have to pay to have the ads removed. I’m still trying to figure it all out. But, bottom line, I have not seen a pesky ad on your blog. 🙂


  10. viveka February 18, 2013 at 15:40 #

    So sorry, that you are still under the ice … and not feeling well. And by the way .. you don’t have to be funny all the time … *smile – take good care of yourself for me.


  11. slpmartin February 18, 2013 at 15:48 #

    Hope you’re feeling better soon.


  12. Grannymar February 18, 2013 at 16:14 #

    I do not see any ads on this blog. Mind you I never read any ads on blogs where people encourage them.


  13. David J. Bauman February 18, 2013 at 16:52 #

    Be better soon. No adds here to see for me.


  14. Patrecia Upton February 18, 2013 at 16:54 #

    I wouldn’t have noticed Ad’s anyway as I concentrate on your post not what it either side…mind you I am the same with TV..I never notice the ad breaks and couldn’t tell you what was just advertised…

    feel better my friend…it seems to be all over the place…a cyberweb cold


  15. gigihawaii February 18, 2013 at 17:42 #

    Gee, now you have me worried. I don’t see any ads on your blog right now, and I sure hope there aren’t any on mine. Hope you feel better.


  16. Katharine Trauger February 18, 2013 at 20:24 #



  17. robincoyle February 18, 2013 at 22:57 #

    Never seen an ad here unless the picture at the top is an ad for toilet paper.


  18. Tom (Aquatom1968) February 18, 2013 at 23:16 #

    Hi Tilly, search and you will find them!

    I’ve seen them when I’ve been viewing my site from my mobile phone, so not logged in to WordPress, and I’ve just checked your site by using the Opera browser, so again I’m not logged in. Hope this helps… and if you can’t view the image let me know – it’s a screenshot of your blog showing the ads!


  19. sanstorm February 19, 2013 at 00:39 #

    Ads appear on my blog when people look at it via facebook. Generally they are ads for getting rid of a fat tummy.


  20. Gobetween February 19, 2013 at 01:16 #

    I have noticed that when I am logged out of WP and go to any blog including my blog then ads do appear.

    I am feeling groggy too so I can relate, also feel my blog is being neglected. Need Maltesers …


  21. benzeknees February 19, 2013 at 01:34 #

    There were no ads on your site. Most often I have found them right at the end of the post, in the same box as the post, but before the Like button. But there were none on your site.


  22. benzeknees February 19, 2013 at 01:36 #

    I could see the ads on the link provided by Tom (above), but not when I look while logged into WordPress.


  23. Rorybore February 19, 2013 at 03:11 #

    “coughsnotty” that’s fun to say! my kids will love it. bet I get a teacher’s note though 🙂
    I don’t see any ads — anyone who does – they likely are loaded on theircomputer – not yours. That happened here: hubby could see ads on my blog on the desktop computer — but I didn’t see any using my laptop or iphone.
    I feel your cold misery though — and this was supposed to be our big romantic weekend! stupid bug. although, last romantic weekend (um…3 years ago) I ended up pregnant.
    I’ll stick at 3 kids and coughsnotty! 😉


  24. sarsm February 19, 2013 at 08:13 #

    I really hope that you’re fighting fit again soon.

    I had the same thing, a reader told me there were ads on my page and it seems to be that if you don’t upgrade and pay for WP, then they attach ads when they feel like it.

    I forget because I always have an ad blocker on. I don’t know how people can go on Facebook without one – the ads are terrible. Totally distracting.



  25. SidevieW February 19, 2013 at 21:09 #

    wishing you completely well and able to properly enjoy life and maltesers again


  26. Three Well Beings February 20, 2013 at 05:41 #

    I hope you’re beginning to feel better. I had about a week of a cold and just feeling flat! It helps that I haven’t promoted myself as clever or interesting. LOL!


  27. bluebee February 20, 2013 at 11:50 #

    😦 Hope you feel better soon. (Us free users of WordPress occasionally get ads on our blogs whether we like it or not)


  28. Tinman February 20, 2013 at 20:03 #

    There’s a photo of three boxes of Maltesers about half way down the right-hand side. Is that what you mean?


  29. eof737 February 22, 2013 at 02:32 #

    I see nothing. WordAds are for domain blogs. They might place a video now and then but I see nada. 🙂


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