So far none of the readership has commented on the idea of allowing or keeping clear of advertising on the blog.
Therefore, an experiment will begin soon and run for a number of months to gauge results. I will activate AdSense and see what happens. If it proves useful and not burdensome to readers, I will allow it to continue. If it proves pointless after a good trial run, and/or proves a headache for readers then it will be halted.
Please feel free to chime in at any time.