We don’t like to always be so obvious
Those of you who’ve been around a while have seen us go through a lot of changes over the past few years. We once used this site to tell stories, pieces of short fiction to match the photos we were taking. Slowly, we have evolved to the point that we’ve replaced the fiction with non-fiction, focusing more on real events and things that actually affect our lives. We’ve evolved.
At the same time, though, we’ve suffered some serious setbacks. My health has deteriorated so that I’m no longer able to do eight to ten new shoots a week. In fact, I’ve lucky if I manage to get in one new shoot a month this past year. I’m not happy about that situation, but we’ve adapted to it.
In adding the 5 Things You Need To Know this morning, we’ve had to completely refigure how I spend my time. Not only am I up early every morning to write the copy and produce the video, I have to spend several hours the night before, combing through the news, separating fact from speculation from outright misinformation. Roughly eight to ten hours of work goes into those 8-minute segments you see each morning.
We’ve always been able to do enough paid photo work to cover expenses, but we’re having difficulty doing that now, especially with the new format. I’ve always tried to avoid having ads on our site, but now that seems inevitable and necessary.
Before we go signing up for something that just slaps random ads on our pages, though, we want to give you a chance to participate. You can help sponsor 5 Things You Should Know each morning for as little as $50 a week if you don’t mind sharing the space. If you want the whole thing to yourself, we can arrange that, too.
In exchange for your support, we’ll give you banner space on the website, right there where it can’t be missed, as well mention in the videos. That’s not counting the tremendous amount of appreciation you’ll receive from us, if that’s worth anything.
I know no one wants likes to see a lot of ads and we’ve tried to avoid that for as long as possible. Like everyone else, though, we’ve bills to pay and those bills like being paid on time. We could use a little help.
So, thank you for reading and watching. Thank you for the times you’ve shared. If you’re interested in being a sponsor, just use this form to let us know. It could make all our lives a lot better.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]