December 16, 2012
You may have noticed itty-bitty advertisements in between posts. Unfortunately, the folks who run this site (the lovely @jackie and @peter) have been forced by financial circumstances to put advertisements on Tea Trade. All the free blogs (like mine) will have advertisements for the time being.
I respect their desicion, and an ad-riddled (“riddled” is too strong a word, possibly) Tea Trade is better than no TeaTrade at all. I still feel like I must clarify that I do not endorse any of the companies or products featured in the advertisements. Eventually I will move over to a paid blog and there won’t be any more advertisements.
I hope that Tea Trade will continue to live and grow as a community, and if part of that involves advertising, well, it could be a lot worse. @jackie and @peter have done a lot of darn hard work to make this site a welcoming place for tea lovers, and I support their decision even if I don’t like it.