There’s a fair bit of press around at the moment criticizing AOL for introducing advertising to its blogging service: AOL Journals.
The New Tribune covers the story of Armand Thompson, a Tacoma-based U.S. Army sergeant.
The Washington Post covers Virginia Heatwole of Rockville.
From what I can gather AOL has imposed the ads on paying customers as well as non-AOL customers using the service, and has given users no options to remove the advertising (for example by payment). Pretty poor form.