The yellow post on the top of the dashboard is a Sponsored Featured Post. Sponsored Featured Post is what it says in the fine print there. The ActiveRain member is paying money for that spot.
Should we be nice to them?
I don't mean like giving them our credit card numbers necessarily but at least respectful of them? Stop by and say "Hey great post, thanks for sharing" if that is what you usually do. Or cut and paste in the comment you are leaving on 9 other ActiveRain posts if that is your style.... or not comment, just move along and read something else if it is not something we want. Business as usual.
Do you ever comment on Sponsored Featured Posts? I think today may have been only the second time I have commented on a sponsored featured post, Or maybe I contacted one of the vendors via email, rather than commenting the first time I was curious about something I saw advertised.
As much fun as it might be to gang up and kick a vendor around I don't know that it is good business for anyone. It's an ad. Won't it be hard for ActiveRain to sell Sponsored Featured Posts if we abuse the vendors? Just wondering...
ActiveRain's Sponsored Featured Post introduced Behold the sponsored post