Posted by Melanie Phung on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 10:34 pm
Updates to this site have slipped lately because the free time I used to spend blogging is now consumed by something a little more colorful. That colorful thing’s name is Stewie, whom I brought home from the Animal Shelter two weeks ago.
So you’ll forgive me if the latest Google/Yahoo/MSN happenings are taking a back seat to more exciting reads like tips on how to get your parrot to eat vegetables, or the intense debate about whether Happy Huts are appropriate conure cage accoutrements.
I actually took the opportunity to create a WordPress blog about this experience, since I wanted to spend more time with that system. (I’ve mentioned before how much Blogger sucks, in my opinion.) Don’t worry, I’m not actually trying to get anyone to read it — I’m not one of those pet owners… yet. Nor will it be updated for much longer (unless I can figure out how to monetize it much more successfully than this blog).
From what little I’ve used the system, it absolutely hands down beats the Blogger platform… except that you cannot display LinkShare.com affiliate links in your posts. Is it that
the WordPress CMS just strips that code right out of the posts if you’re on the WordPress domain (to force you to comply with the WordPress ToS)?
And if that’s the case, how is WordPress identifying all the links that could have a for-profit component to them? AdSense and LinkShare are probably easy to identify, but there are scores of other affiliate programs out there and the folks at WordPress couldn’t be tracking all of them. Am I missing something here?
Not that I intend to circumvent WP terms… just curious.
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