One of the cool things about blogging is the way tracking back through comments allows me to discover new ideas, information and people I would have found no other way.
Heather happened to comment on my "On a High Wire Without a Net" post saying she too had difficulty finding a good doctor. Apparently she has since gotten lucky and found one she does like. What was interesting to me was the series of google ads she had appearing in the box next to her posting about the new doctor she found. There were some great resources - like the HealthGrades one that gives people access to information about physicians or the article on improving patient safety.
I've seen many blogs that include ads as a means of generating revenue for the writer. I've always eschewed those ads, perceiving them as increasingly ubiquitous fodder. But THESE were relevant, helpful, and non intrusive. HMMM. I just may have to reconsider my views on the place of advertisements in blogger posts. Perhaps they are not all "sell outs" after all.