Here is my Japanese blog in Hatena diary. Hatena dialy is free, unique and popular in Japan. It said “you can create your blog free without Ads”. But now, the users in Hatena need to pay money for No Ads. Not only Hatena, I’ve just finished paying $30 to hide Ads in my wordpress.com blog. I didn’t know that my blog was showing Ads to you. I saw Ads in my blog a little time ago, got surprised and then paid $30 to hide the Ads.
People paid money for the option that allows them to show Ads. Now they need to pay money for the option that disallows to show Ads. It’s change of the time.
Of course, Hatena and wordpress.com have the value of $30 per year. So I think that it’s no problem to pay it. But, when wordpress.com begun showing Ads in wordpress.com blogs? I really didn’t know it!