I love movies. I hate ads. There should be a time and a place for everything. I don’t think there is anymore, especially when it comes to video types of information.
I understand that the reason for advertising on TV, radio, and the internet are so that the station or website can afford to run. I get that and have no problem with it – HOWEVER – when ads flipped to video, that is where I draw the line!
I have been using the internet since the mid-1980s and love it. I can find, learn, research just about anything in the world – it is terrific! I hope it never ends in relation to learning, contact with friends (old and new), family, and information. I do draw the line on my love of it when it comes to the recent (it has been creeping up on us over the last year) wave of turning ads into mini videos.
If you live in a city, especially a large one, you may not have even noticed this growing problem. You may be running through your days on the internet and ignore the ads just as you would on a TV. Well, out here in the rural area, it is extremely noticeable.
I can go onto a site like YouTube.com and have no problem watching tons of how-to videos. When that is what the full page is all about, it runs beautifully.
When I open an email to a website to read an article, learn a step-by-step process (with simple pictures), or get a recipe, it becomes a battle of patience! Not one that I am winning.
I have canceled subscriptions to some places I used to love to visit, just because of my frustrations over trying to maneuver the page when it has a video ad. The other problem I am having is sites that have a video of their own to show me how to do something. I wish they would just go back to a link to YouTube.com and let it go at that.
I keep tons of videos saved into special categories on my YouTube site, and I love it. If I want to know something, learn something, or even simply have a good laugh, I go there and can get it all without issues. I am not sure why I get such grief on other websites when they have little video ads running. I have also found that if it is just one or two, no problems. When they get more than that running at the same time, it fails.
I can’t help the video ads that run on this website from my host, as it is one of their sources of income. I do try to make sure to limit my stories so that they can’t place more than that on my blog posts. I hope that everyone that wants to read my info gets the chance to without losing patience. If you do, please let me know. I will try to adjust accordingly.
You can also check me out at: https://helbergfarmstories.com/ for fun stories from our farm.
Paraproskodian sentence for this post:
“The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!”