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I’m writing this because I wanted to provide an explanation of exactly why I started a Kickstarter campaign. I don’t like asking for money, and I want to be completely clear on why I’m currently doing just that.

Popup advertisements suck. Seriously, they’re the worst. I hate them with a passion that will never die. But that’s how you monetize a website as a small blogger. Right now, I’m able to provide the coverage that I have without spending any money other than registering the website’s domain. Its been an absolute blast, but I’ve been limited on what I could do.

With a small laundry list of things that I would like to upgrade or improve with funding, I’ve finally decided that upgrading the website should come first. For $70, I can upgrade the layout of this website to something easier to navigate, more immersive, more professional looking, and most importantly without adding any advertisements that you don’t see now (to get rid of all ads would cost lots more money, not ready for all that yet).

So after weighing my options, I started a kickstarter campaign. I can’t pay for everything I want to out of pocket because I have a family and we like food. Sorry, we’re jerks. If you feel like donating, that would be amazing. Everyone who donates at least a dollar will get a physical copy of Mission Complete’s full length album, featuring the songs used on the podcast. There are some other bonuses for donating more, but that’s all listed on the site. If the goal is exceeded, any leftover money will be used to help fund future projects, like a dedicated phone number for podcast interviews, a better microphone for podcasts, or a gold plated toilet. Ok, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.

So anyway, here’s the link if you feel like donating. If you don’t, no hard feelings. I made this site to be a tool for the community, so if the community thinks its ok the way it is, who am I to argue?

Thanks again for your time, both reading and listening. We’re just getting started.

Posted by Pitch Black News Staff

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