One of our readers asked about some Google advertisements that sometimes appear on Barbados Free Press. We’ve never seen one, but we are told that they occasionally appear almost at random.
We understand that the advertisements are put there by the hosts of our blog at WordPress.Com. We have no control over the adverts, nor do we receive the advertising revenue.
They are the price of having a free and anonymous blogging service from WordPress.
As most of you know, I am not a religious man but I say “May God Bless the folks at WordPress” because without them and their free, anonymous service, Barbadians would have no place on the internet to discuss the government without fear of reprisal.
In fact, without the internet and WordPress.com, we would have no place at all to discuss the government in a public forum without fear.
Even as I am writing this, the government’s BLP Blog has posted a warning to the Barbados media that they had better “project the positives aspects of Barbados society at all times” or else!
(see BFP’s article Barbados Government Blog Publishes Threats Against Journalist David Ellis)
Once again, may God Bless the folks at WordPress.com
A reminder that if we can start a blog, you can too!
The learning curve is about 10 minutes and WordPress.com has dozens of templates to easily get you started. By the end of this year or maybe sooner, over a million folks will have their blogs hosted for free at WordPress.com. You can remain anonymous or not, your choice.
WordPress.com and other such providers have done so much to empower people and democracy. In the not to distant future folks like Matt and his friends at WordPress will be viewed as the heros that they are.
Start your own blog today by clicking on the wordpress.com logo at the top or here.