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?!?
We of all people understand what it’s like to visit a support page.
If you’re financially secure then why even post a support page? What the hell is the point?!?!? – Rage Reader!
In e-mail and comments, readers wanted to say thanks in more ways which are 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 for us bloggers makes us happier than 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 do 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?
Friendster is where it’s at. Come on guys
Now, this would be the part of the post where we would tell you to go to WordPress.com and subscribe there. But as we’ve disconnected ourselves from their network and that would prove to subscribe there absolutely pointless! We guess method one is totally destroyed without either costing you your privacy or having third-party companies hijack our articles. Oh well! But for those who aren’t actively blocking any incoming and outgoing communications to other servers. This may be a way for you to increase your readership.
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.
We should stress to only post links to sites that you truly love and not be one of those ass-hats that spam links like a robot (There is a few articles that appear like that on Twitter. We’re not paying these guys. So we have no idea why they keep link spamming). Everyone who has participated in social networks has had one of those people in their timeline 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 are cool. Go and explore new and neat websites.
Method three: Buy things that support the blogger.
If you are in the market for getting a website ranging from a shared slide to a virtual cloud host (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. Unlike many websites out there, we keep our advertisements compartmentalized because in our experience we as a provider of information do not wish to serve you data that you didn’t want. In general, if you are visiting this particular page you are wanting to know what services that help me the blogger. Thus, we are giving you the information that you requested. If the rest of the internet services operated on such a philosophy
they would be out of business er, it would be a cleaner web for all.
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 the content you provide. Hosting your own blog is “next-level blogging” for those who have outgrown WordPress.com. We have chosen this provider not just because they share some similar interests to us but because 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.
We’re not one to really push for a particular VPN product as in our minds as long as you get a VPN in the first place is possibly the most important thing to do for your privacy. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs we strongly promote privacy and TOR networking. We also practice what we preach to avoid being hypocrites thus we use this product ourselves.
When we travel around the world we log into wireless airport connections, hotels, and cafe you name it. The moment we connect we turn on our VPN right away because then you don’t get any attacks from people that so happen to be on the same Wi-Fi as you are. Even if we have a stupid moment and log in to a website with no SSL at least the VPN service is there to prevent any plain text sniffing.
In our case, we use NordVPN for our services and it has not let us down. In America, we’re not necessarily concerned with the government as much as we’re concerned with internet ISP Gestapos which spy on what you download. Being the internet Gestapos for turning off your network because you actually watched something on an official website. No shit, it’s happened to us!
Another reason is we had to download a distro of Linux quickly via torrent and the hotels typically block that service (for the same reason as our first, they don’t want to have their network turned off) so we turn on NordVPN and within 10 minutes I got my latest Debian distro ready to load on a USB stick. Yeah, we’re going to go with Debian Distro on this one.
It will probably come as no surprise that we are supporters of repair.org. But what this organization does is it fights for the right of technicians to have the ability to fix things in order to keep the industry working. This is anything from cars, phones, industrial machinery, and more. Currently, there are companies out there that 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 it supports us is by supporting people that fight for the right to repair. Which is what a lot of this site does.
Method fourth and final: Throw money at the blogger for apparently no reason!
OMG, the infamous “Buy me a beer!” link. Here it comes!
Donation links and “Buy a beer” 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 worldwide, vast, and infinite. Also recognizing that anonymity on both ends is at the height of concern for both parties. It has been decided that we shall accept “Crypto-Currency” for those dedicated to throwing money around to us bloggers.
Update 07/16/2022 – No more Crypto.
To those who donated to me, we totally appreciate it. Your gifts will be recorded on our gifts page as they should. but to keep things short and sweet here:
Update 09/14/2022 – Ko-Fi
We have created a Ko-Fi donation page for those who feel all of that money is just burning inside their wallet. Not going to use any bizarre widgets or links to a system that invades your privacy. Yeah yeah, we know Ko-fi is a conformist donation platform. But outside keeping money in your pocket (and instead checking out other pages and sharing my blog) this level of financial donation is probably the safest for everyone.
We won’t be accepting any financial donations. We don’t need it. It promotes some rather shady shit. And we’re done with it. Word of mouth is more than enough. If you appreciate what we do then post our links to your friends and social networks. That’s all.
May server protect you.
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