Showing your support!
First and most importantly.
We simply cannot say this enough. Thank you for visiting us! – S
By simply clicking on a link on some forum or search engine. Or perhaps a friend sent you a link to our site. We thank you for trusting us enough to click around this very site. Your feedback and comments motivate us to do better for you the reader and in return we hope to deliver even better content to you in the future.
Change? Got Any Change?!?
If you’re financially secure then why even post a support page? What the hell is the point?!?!?
What the hell is YOUR point?!?!?! HUH!?!?
In e-mail and comments readers wanted to say thanks in more ways which is really nice of them! Stopping by and taking the time to read one of our articles is thanks enough really! The simple act of taking a break from the social network net 2.0 is really the best thing to us bloggers makes us happier then you can imagine! However, like any responsible site we listen to you the reader and attempt to answer the question of “How can you help out?” Thus, the support page is born.
But this isn’t going to be a regular self-serving support page oh no! This is something you the reader can do for just about any lone blogger that exists out on the net. Not just us!
Methods of support. How you the reader help.
We shall break down some of the easiest ways you could help our or any WordPress blogger that you like. This applies to just about any blogger you find on the internet. Not just us.
Method one: Subscribe to a blogger.
Oh crap, S is doing the “Like, Comment, Subscribe” thing! Next thing this place will be asking us people to join MySpace and Livejournal! UpVote on Diggnation. Put up a Pintest that’s still a thing right?
In all seriousness this first method costs no money at all and just a few clicks of the mouse. Which is subscribing to said blogger. To show interest in what they have to say motivates us here the most above all methods!
The first thing you could do is go over to WordPress.com (not .org) and sign up as just a reader. This almost sounds like some bizarre YouTube cliche we’re saying but hear us out.
The area that we wish to bring your attention to for supporting sites like outs is the “Followed Sites” tab. By simply typing in our web-page address you can be subscribed to our website from WordPress.com. You can get e-mails for when we post something new. Even though the WordPress CMS has it’s own subscriber function spammers have made that tool all but useless. Going to WordPress.com is at least a fair compromise towards having subscribers without putting up with spammer hell. Following us costs nothing but a few mouse clicks of your time. But it helps in a big way!
Method two: Social Networking.
WordPress allows people to sign up to also create blogs which is a really great way to start blogging and getting used to the WordPress interface without dropping a single penny. If you agree or even disagree with anything that is said on this very site you could write an article about it. Freedom of speech is cool like that!
Even if you are not on WordPress or not feeling up to running your own blog. Sharing links on social networks helps any blogger or website that you like. Because it gets word of mouth and “A.K.A. Natural Links” out there for all to see. I should stress to only post links to sites that you truly love and not be one of those ass-hats that spams links like a robot. Everyone who has participated in social networks has had one of those people in their time-line and no one likes that!
Simply speaking. If something on our site has helped you. Just remember us. That is all
We would be hypocrites if we didn’t follow method two ourselves. So check out our Cellar Door of links for more great sites that we think is cool.
Method three: Buy things that support the blogger.
If your in the market for getting a web-site ranging from a shared slice (which is what we run) to a dedicated server. Using my link also cuts down hosting costs on our end so it’s a win-win.
Currently, AnubianHost is one group that we support which is the very people that host my content. Hosting your own content is super important as it gets rid of any unnecessary advertisement that may distract your readers from content you provide. Hosting your own blog is “next-level blogging” for those who have out-grown WordPress.com. We have chosen this provider not just because they share some similar interests to us but the servers are actually good! It’s important to support people of like minds. But also the small business community as a whole.
If you choose another provider that’s cool. Just go with a group of people that support your needs and what you believe in. Don’t give your money to hacks with no soul like a giant mega-corp that ignores you when there’s a problem.
It will probably come as no surprise that we are supporters of repair.org. But what this organization does is fight for the rights for technicians to have the ability to fix things in order to keep industry working. This is anything from cars, phones, industrial machinery, and more. Currently there are companies out there which think that an unauthorized person who repairs their equipment should be jailed. Even if the person repairing it purchased and owns that piece of equipment. Companies are using intellectual property as a weapon to beat down their end-users and small business owners in order to prematurely end the life of their products forcing the consumer to buy even more. If you don’t want to donate to anything that would be a good cause. Donate to these guys.
We make no money from this. But the way is supports us is by supporting people that fight for the rights to repair. Which is what a lot of this site does.
Method fourth and final: THROW MONEY/CRYPTO AT A BLOGGER!!!
OMG, the infamous “Buy me a beer!” link. Here it comes!
Donation links were fading out of the existence of blogging just as we started. But it’s almost the same principle. After careful consideration knowing full well that the internet is world wide, vast and infinite. Also recognizing that anonymity on both ends as at the height of concern for both parties. It has been decided that we shall accept “Crypto-Currency” for those dedicated in throwing money around to us bloggers.
The original Crypto-Currency. It’s big, crazy and awesome.
LiteCoin is like the silver of BitCoin. It is a block-chain that got spawned for very different reasons.
Those who use Ethereum already know this. But don’t send Ethereum Classic (ETC) to a Ethereum account (ETH). It won’t make it.:) There’s an article that goes into great detail as to why this chain is segmented.
Notes about the lack of “Donate” button.
Coinbase offers users an ability to setup a donation button as described here. However, we will not be using it as it references external Java-scripts off to Coinbases site which is a violation of your privacy policies when visiting this site (I.E. Cookies and tracking metric data). We value your privacy first and foremost. It sucks as it makes it way easier to donate. But you can simply send money via the addresses above using your wallet or Coinbase and most importantly you control how much you want to send!
How do I even CryptoCurrency?!?
All of those pro’s which host their own wallets need no introduction and know what to do. However for those starting out we recommend coinbase to get your wallet setup. It’s super easy to do like paypal and after your account is setup you can send/receive money with the rest of the world that accepts crypto.
Once you’ve setup your Coinbase account, verified, and transferred money, you can start sending bitcoin to sites like mine (or other bloggers). A lot of the process is heavily documented on their site so there isin’t much reason for me to go to through the blow-by-blow tutorial on how to setup a Coinbase.
Over time we did received donations! Click over here to see them! The success of our site comes from you the reader visiting it to which we have already won! We are not expecting any money to come into this blog. This is only an option for those you want to show their appreciation. The previous suggestions that cost no money are actually better for us! We would probably use BTC money in a terribly irresponsible manner anyways like beers and pizza!
As always, thank you for checking out my site and may server protect you.
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