Upon reflection’€”staring at the ceiling when I should have been sleeping’€”I wondered if we, as the collective blogosphere, are holding things back because there is a very vocal segment against this kind of thing?
And I think he’s right.
Beyond the fact that some considered the design to be ugly, there was alot of invective hurled in the direction of Michael Arrington over the TechCrunch design based on the fact that he was now aggressively moneitizing his traffic, rather than taking more of a “Web 2.0 Approach” – which I call “losing money”.
While I don’t think anyone in their right mind would start putting pop-ups or pop-unders on a blog page – who’s to say what some bloggers might do.
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald. Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Matt's presently looking for new blogging gigs. Ping him at matt (at) bryghtpath dot com. You can follow him on Twitter.