I lament advertisements.
Trust me, I understand why they exist. I understand the need for people to sell their product, and I understand the best way to garner positive feedback for something is to subconsciously relate it to something people already like. I get that, and I lament it.
That’s right! I bought the energy drink! Thinking I was immune to advertisements is what made me so vulnerable to them.
The conscious mind is what gets all the attention – it looks all glamorous because it’s what makes us better than ants or rockpiles, but we can learn a lot more from focusing on the subconscious mind — the things we do when we don’t have a real reason to do them.
When you start to try and pinpoint the reasons behind your action, you’ll find you often can’t come up with anything satisfactory. Instinct is a warm-bellied master, but he feeds you gruel. The void chills the heart, but the meals are sweet.
I’ve noticed WordPress has started to post ads on the bottom of my posts. This isn’t my doing. If you want to remove the ads you have to pay WordPress 30 dollars a year. I’m not going to do this. I failed Financial Mathematics, but I know making negative money on something is a bad thing.
I don’t like ads, especially when I don’t get any off the top. Please bear with me.
Interesting article. Ads can be a nuisance sometimes, however, I feel that they are necessary for making sure that businesses thrive in an internet driven world. It can be great for small businesses as well.
Thanks. I just visited your blog and I like your first post. I hope you keep it up!
Why thank you!
There is an easy way out of that one. All you have to do is train yourself to say “I’ve seen an ad for that, so I’d be paying for the ad instead of the product” when you’re out shopping. Then, don’t buy the product.
This would work if I had a great memory and small ego. Props to you if you have the ability.
Well… it also helps that I watch very little TV.
mmm…gruel. I won’t pay to have the ads removed, either.
It feels like extortion, right?
This was cool, and very true!
The psychology of ads amuses me. Especially the “I’m-too-clever-for-ads-to-work-on-me” part. I studied Persuasive Writing at uni and it was awesome to see the how of everything.
Ads are probably my least favorite thing in the world. I don’t like to be reminded how little control I have over the nether.
Here is how to beat advertising. Buy the energy drink! Admit your a sucker. Drink the energy drink, 9 times out of 10 its disgusting. You will remember how bad it tastes and never buy it again. Good post
But think of all that energy, man!
Ok you sold me! What was the name of that drink again?
The one I bought was called “Jock” but there’s also “Rage” “Cat” “Hell” “,” “G” and “Rad”. They’re all fictional (for now…)
I don’t pay for ad removal either. I don’t know what ads people see on my blog, I just hope they’re not too awful.
I had a course in marketing. They taught us to exploit weaknesses and then present the product as the solution.
Make the consumer feel like they have a flaw and then offer them a product to fix the flaw. Human manipulation at its most basic. Boy, do I resent it.
Great work as always. Anything that starts by mocking 2 Broke Girls is okay by me!
Cheers for the like, I’ve really enjoyed looking through your blog especially this one on advertising haha. Love your sense of humour 🙂
I think what I am learning from this is… I NEED THAT ENERGY DRINK!
Well… just a little bit. I can quit any time.
No. Really. I can quite. Any. Time. Now.
Apparently I can’t spell “quit” quite right. Yeesh. (I need a drink.)
If you hadn’t corrected yourself I would have assumed you were just feeling a little posh.
Ads are important for companies to sell stuff to make money for themselves. Liked your post! Thanks for liking my post! 🙂
That’s so true about 2BG!