Independant wealthy? I love hearing that. Want a copy of my disability check? I'll post it if you want. :)
And, yes, I do webhosting and maybe I'll turn a profit sometime next year. :)
And those who want adverts on their blogs can go grab a copy from wp.org and find a host. There's nothing stopping you. Of course if the idea of running your own blog is past you, I highly doubt you have anything interesting to read on your blog if you can't unzip a file and click on a link.
Mod hat time - Matt and crew have stated their policies on adverts. Moaning about it here will not change their views and there's nothing intellegent going on here except for some folks not reading the thread that they're posting in. (Now there's something we don't see every day. *sigh*)
There are probably over a hundred threads on the subject already as well as FAQs covering the subject. There's no need for any more. Any more posts in this thread will be deleted unless you say something intellegent.
Guys, I have better things to be doing here instead of watching over a bunch of 2 years olds. I would rather spend my time right now trying to help raise money so that 18k kids here in Charlotte can have a Christmas. Instead I'm writing this right now to you guys.
You're not going to make tons and tons of money with Adsense. Note that everybody who says that they know someone, it's "they know someone" or it's someone in the top100 sites (that's sites, not blogs) on teh net. If youre a Scoby, than you're going to have either your own site or server or a special arraingement. None of you here are at that level.
If you want adverts, then go to wp.org.