Our recent server problems have convinced us once and for all that we need real, dedicated Web-hosting services, something with reliable equipment and on-the-spot tech support. Naturally, this sort of service — you know, GOOD service — costs more than we’ve been paying. So we’re switching to a new host, one that claims not to have had even one second of downtime in four years, and believe me, we are paying extra for this level of reliability.
So this seems like a good time to mention that EricDSnider.com costs money to operate yet brings in precious little revenue. It used to bring in slightly more, but then we de-subscriptionized “Snide Remarks,” rendering a once slightly profitable venture completely profit-free.
How can I help EricDSnider.com? you ask. The ways are many.
- Buy stuff. There’s merchandise, you know, over here at the merchandise page, reasonably priced and just as reasonably entertaining.
- Support our advertisers. When you click on a link to Amazon or iTunes and wind up buying something, we get a tiny kickback — even if the thing you buy wasn’t the item you originally clicked on. As long as you got to the site from EricDSnider.com, it counts. So next time you’re thinking of doing some Amazon shopping, come here first, click on any Amazon link anywhere on the site (almost every movie review has one), and THEN do your shopping. Same with iTunes. And if you haven’t already joined Netflix, may I suggest you do so? And may I also suggest that you click on the link I just gave you when you do?
- Be an advertiser. If you’ve got something to pimp, be it merchandise, a service or a Web site of your own, you can do your pimping here on the site. For $10 you get 5,000 impressions — 5,000 pairs of eyes seeing your ad, seeing that you’ve chosen to advertise on such a classy site, seeing that your product/service/Web site must surely be a thing of refinement. Text ads in “In the Dark” are available, too. In either case, you can e-mail me for details.
-Just give us money. You know how sometimes you just want to throw some money around without actually getting anything in return? We get that feeling all the time. If such a mood should strike you, feel free to donate a couple bucks here. (That link is also found under the “Buy Stuff” tab on the navigation bar at the top of every page.)
OK, that’s all for the shameful pleas for financial support. We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming of making fun of things.