I did not want to be annoying, I just worked hard on the banner, and wanted to show it off. In the end though, you all are right, this is ChefTalk, not my own forums.
Thing is, I think there will be more annoyances like that, because a lot of people are jumping on the "how to make money blogging" bandwagon. Seems like driving traffic to your site as Spammy as possible is the order of the day. Ugh, I certainly hate that.
I just sort of teamed up with a guy to promote my blog, a pizza guy, and so far it has been a little bit of a nightmare, because he is now hounding me with Spam. I thought the guy had a cool product, but he turned out to be one of those freaks who spam you left right and center, and with form letters too.
Instead of railing against the guy, like I want to, I just let him go about his business, and disassociate myself with his practices. Loser.