Ads are coming to Tumblr, but put the protests on hold: Users can easily opt out.
Tumblr said in a blog post that starting Thursday, its users will have the chance to monetize their blogs, stressing that users who are not interested can simply turn off blog advertising in their settings menu.
The blogging network wrote:
Tumblr is a place where brilliant, creative, funny, impossible people shape culture. Some of you have even turned your passions into jobs: book deals, music careers, paid gigs with the Creatrs program. Now, (soon!) that opportunity will be available to any eligible Tumblr—poet, musician, fan artist, and misfit weirdo memelord alike.
When? Who? How? How much? Also good questions! We’re still working out the details of the partner program, but as soon as we have details to share, we’ll make announcements right here on trusty Staff. Just so you know: You won’t be able to make money until you register for the program—which is coming soon.
Tumblr users: Thumbs up or thumbs down?