And no, this has nothing to do with OBambi.
Entrecard went and fiddled with the way they take ads. So now, instead of regular folks and bloggers who earn credits and spend them advertising on other blogs, people can PAY cash money to advertise. Which is fine I guess. I don't plan on paying hard cold cash for ads ... at least not with this blog. I *might* do it someday with my jewelry blog, but only if it's super cheap.
So now there are dozens of freaking ads to look through and approve or reject. It takes a lot longer for me to review the sites ... I refuse to allow spammy types to infiltrate my only "ad" on any of my blogs. I don't like dealing with ads so EC was great because it didn't feel like an ad program.
I don't know how I'm going to get through all these ad requests. Thankfully they got rid of the rule they were initially going to implement...if you rejected a paid ad, you got dinged. NOT okay. So at least there's no downside to rejecting an ad. And I have been. I'm protective of my blogs...they're like my journals. I don't want just anyone peeking in.
So rest assured that I will do my very best to weed out the icky spammy type blogs and sites from my EC widget. If you do see one that sucks or is super spammy please let me know.