Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Well, it is Friday, and like most holiday weeks it came up fast. Always seems strange to have a new year. I keep putting 2108 on things that require a date. I should be squared away sometime in July.

In moving around WP lately, I’m wondering if all of you who have ad-supported blogs realize what is being advertised. This photo is one I have wondered about.

 

Manscaping

To each his own I guess.

Since we are starting a new year, this week’s JohnKu talks to expectations.

The New Year by John W. Howell © 2018 2019

A new beginning,

Time for new expectations . . .

Fresh chance for success.

 

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  1. Ah, ha, ha. Any man trimming below the waist better he paying close attention. If the censors here in India are paying attention to my blogs I doubt any ad of the kind above will get through. I don’t have a clue what ads are on my blogs when they get to their destination. I haven’t had any complaints so I guess they’re not shocking anyone. 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. I don’t recall a shocking ad on yours, Suzanne.

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      1. Thanks, John. 😀 — Suzanne

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Oh my gosh, that’s an image that’s hard to forget! I wonder what his partner(s) think of such foolery? Have a fantastic year, John – with calm weather, great health, plentiful readers, and lots and lots of laughter. 😀

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    1. Thank you much, Gwen.

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  3. I have caught the ads on my blogs once in a while and to tell you the truth, I’m surprised WP allows a couple of them!! I just keep hoping people don’t mis-understand and think I put those pictures in there!!

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    1. I haven’t seen any on yours.

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      1. Wow, that doesn’t seem possible. My blog is one of the free ones.

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      2. I never noticed. I’ll check next time.

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  4. Glad I read the explanation for that image before I scrolled down. I can’t see the advertisements on my own blog, which is frustrating. Wonder how they decide on what goes to each blog. If it’s random then that could be a problem for the blogger.

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    1. I think it is random but you don’t have to worry. I never see ads on yours. You may have a premium account.

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      1. Interesting. Thought I did have them.

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      2. Maybe your posts are so good I don’t notice them.

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      3. I’ll believe that for the sake of my ego.

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  5. Joyful hopeful haiku, John. Yes, this is why I pay to NOT have ads placed in my blog. Yikes – who selects these things???? Happy New Year!

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    1. Like everything at WP, who knows?

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  6. I turned off the WordPress ads that appear at the bottom of posts on my blog, not because I didn’t know what was being advertised, but because some of my readers said the ads were distracting and spoiling their reading experience. Blog posts that contain gifs do the same for me. All I had to do was put a tick in a box in the ads section, and now they no longer appear at the end of each post.

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    1. Goof tip Hugh. Maybe some will take the hint.

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  7. I do love a nice, new year, but I’ve noticed it beginning to get away from me already.I have managed to make the change to 2019 on a couple of checks, though. I’m entirely too proud of that.

    As for the ads, I’ve reported a few I’ve found on other people’s blogs to WordPress. They really weren’t acceptable. It’s one reason I paid for the no-ads upgrade in the beginning, and have continued it. Beyond the ads sometimes being objectionable (to me, at least), they’re always distracting: especially when they’re not at the bottom or side of the page.

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    1. I agree on the ads, Linda. I pay not to have them as well. This one was the worst.

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  8. And here I thought you were showing off a new Christmas gift, John. Happy New Year!

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    1. LOL. Thanks, Jill.

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  9. The ads are even in the email notifications I get from some blogs. You’re right; some of them are… interesting.

    I’m with you; it’ll take me months before I’m writing the correct year. Probably in time to have to start writing the next one. Time sure is moving fast these days.

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    1. Wait until you become my age. A nights sleep and a New Year is here. (or so it seems.)

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  10. John,

    What bugs me most of all? This “manscaping” term. I mean, it’s like all of today’s terminology is straight off an Applebee’s menu! It’s a high wire act below the belt people, get it right.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I loved that tool too. 😀

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  11. We’re only one week into 2019 and I’m already behind. Sigh.
    Oh, well, at least it keeps me moving ahead, LOL.

    I pay to keep ads off my blog but um, yeah, I’ve seen some crazy ones on other sites. Oy!

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    1. Yes and the blogger hs no idea what is on there.

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  12. Oh, gosh! Thank you, dear John! I you Ads banner for any sort of ads, so I really cannot see what is advertised! Great discovery!

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  13. I have yet to write 2019. It is on one folder here on the computer. And on at least one tag in the photo software. Writing it might not come so easy. Then again I have until 2020 to get it right. And it could just take that long to get it right. As for the commercial there is just so much to un-see and un-hear these days. Let’s just hope the guy doing the add did not have to un-sneeze.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, John.

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  14. Some of the ads are bizarre, and I have no idea what they put on mine. I could probably log off, then check as a random viewer. I wonder what they charge for those ads???

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    1. A bunch more than they pay you I’m sure.

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  15. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’ve seen that ad before…it stays with you. Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Happy Friday to you.

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  16. Nice plug for the no-ads upgrade, John. That’s on my To-Do list for the coming year. Now, if I can just find time to take care of it, ha!!

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    1. Not to worry. Your blog still looks good

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      1. Thanks for checking for me!

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  17. And that is why I pay for premium… none of that shizzle on my blog, thank you very much. As to this whole “manscaping” thing – poor men who want to remain men feel the need to take it all off…I dunno…

    New year, fresh start, new beginnings, from the heart…

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    1. I think there is a prompt to talke it off from someone. Other wise why bother.

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      1. Exactomundo.

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  18. That “manscaping” ad is something. Ha, ha. I need a little time to adjust to writing 2019 instead of 2018 also. Inspiring Johnku. Love it. Enjoy the day and weekend, my friend❣️

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    1. You as well, Vashti.

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  19. I didn’t realize until recently that ads were showing on my blog – duh. Got rid of them – and after seeing the ad above, glad I did.

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    1. Yes you should be glad.

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  20. Haha. Good one, John.
    I hope there are not any ads on mine… I don’t think I’ve paid extra to keep them off. But I will if I find there are any…

    You’re right… this week went by unbelievably fast. TGIF hugs!

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  21. I went through my checks and added 2019 to half of what’s left in there so I won’t be writing 2018 on them for the next month. This little trick has helped me make the writing change a breeze in years past.

    New adventures await!

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    1. I’m lucky cause I don’t write checks anymore. All elecronic.

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      1. I’m still writing a few every month, but like you not too many anymore. Only a few of the businesses I frequent are keeping it “old school” and prefer checks or cash.

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      2. I don’t do much brick and motar shopping these days.

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      3. I hear ya, but Diva Dog’s groomer and my electrologist only take checks or cash.
        Honey aka Diva Dog passed away December 31st so there’s one less check I’ll be writing. I’d rather write one every month though if I could have her back healthy. 😭

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  22. John, adds popped up on mine, but not that one. A Swiss Army knife on the last look! Good expectations for 2019! 📚🎶 Christine

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    1. 🙂 Thanks, Christine.

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  23. I know it’s against the rules … but wow … I got an extra line to your JohnKu …. and a new below the waist trimmer.

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      1. Add my line after your last … I know then not a Johnku. … Extra line line is a Franku.

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  24. Lol! I love the term, “manscape.” Thanks for a chuckle. Loved the Haiku. Here’s to clean slates and new chapters!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  25. 🙂 🙂 Happy New Year, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dina. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  26. Let’s add more pressure in 2019…& success will follow :))
    Ads r going crazy 😜😮

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  27. I am glad to know there are of us still writing checks! The ads can be distracting so I pay not to have them on my blog as they paid pennies. The year is moving on already!

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    1. It is for sure, Jo. Before we know it it will be Thanksgivibng again. 😀

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  28. Yikes on the male fur. Happy New Year.

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    1. I know right? Happy New Year.

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