This week, another beloved treasure of the internet closed its doors. The Awl announced it was closing up shop, ostensibly suffering from the economic volatility present in today's "media" industry. In short, they didn't make enough money, and it's probably thanks to ad blockers.
Let this be a lesson to us all: if you want to keep the free content you love alive (or do your part and not actively destroy it) turn off your ad blocker. At least for the blogs you love to read.