Do you have a Tumblr blog? I have one I started 13 years ago. Automattic (the company that owns WordPress dot Com) bought Tumblr in August 2019. and today I noticed a link in the back-end of Tumblr, inviting anyone who wants to read Tumblr ‘add free’, to click the link.
I clicked the link to see what I could see – and for $4.99 a month I can see Tumblr without the ads. The blurb says
Tumblr Ad-Free Browsing
It’s Tumblr, only ad-free. Ad-Free Browsing gives you more of what you love and less of what you don’t. What are you waiting for? It’s a whole new world out there.
It amazes me that an advertisement for an ad-free experience would describe advertising as ‘what you don’t [want]. Surely you are not supposed to say that out loud?
It’s that same with ad-free YouTube.
I think it is weird.
Meanwhile, looking at some of the old posts on my Tumblr, I found this that I think is worth repeating…