Say I have a banner or sidebar advertisement on a small or personal website like a plugin download page, portfolio, or blog, nothing that needs to be too "professional" or "business oriented".
Would there be any benefit to having a small few word apology or explanation for the ad placed below/beside it, such as "We know you hate these, we do too, but it pays our bills" or "Ad revenue helps us provide timely updates", etc.?
Assume that this explanation would go in a place that wouldn't be used by other content anyway and it has enough space to not cause much visually clutter.
It would be quite similar to websites that ask you to turn off your Adblock because their ads are their only revenue source, except this apology would be displayed all the time. I imagine it may provoke a feeling of empathy with the user so as to be less annoyed with the ads.