I have Adsense on my blogs. The rule is that I am not allowed to click on my own ads or solicit others to click on my ads. I am not in any way trying to solicit clicks, but do you even see the ads? I know in my daily EC dropping and post reading, I very rarely even notice adsense on others pages. It's as though by having them on my own page and knowing the "rules", I am blind to recognizing the ads on others sites.
Am I doing myself a disservice by not looking at these? If adsense ads are set up to be relevant to blogs and specific posts, depending on placement, and I'm reading a post I find relevant to me, with information I am interested in, then why wouldn't I seek out more information by clicking on a relevant ad? Because I just don't see it. I am completely blind to the ads and am merely looking to see what the writer had to say. Do you find that you have this problem too?