I’ve encountered the confusing challenge of trying to add Adsense to my blog, only to discover that the blog I’ve focused for months to increase its hits and to gain more readers does not have the means to monetize in any sense of the word. WordPress.com refuses to allow for this, arguing that WordPress.org offers a means to do this for free- providing you have a domain (which costs money).
Through my computer business, I realized the hosting company that hosts my Learnthepc.net offers a free WordPress blog. I thought this might be the answers to my prayers. Instead, I find the http://learnthepc.net/writing domain cannot be ‘domain mapped’ here at WordPress.com unless I pay money. Even then, they do not allow subdomains. I would then have to switch the entire Learnthepc.net site over to a writer’s site, or purchase another domain/host package in which to fix this. I’m not sure if any of it is worth the effort.
I’m very disappointed in WordPress.com not allowing for more say over one’s own blog, cost or not. Blogger.com, meanwhile, allows for widgets to easily integrate into your blog without any issue. (at not cost!) So I’m considering if I need to switch my blog to something else, I’d rather switch to blogger than to WordPress.com or WordPress.org.
Anyone have any experience similar to this and have advice?