Here, Now – As we quickly approach our 10 year anniversary, we’d like to make some changes for 2014. In particular, we’d like to turn off the red light and quit whoring it up for potential advertisers.
After some discussions at the end of last year, I came to the conclusion that I’d like to get back to the raunchier D’D from the days of old. We’ve tried to play nice in an attempt to win over some better paying advertising and found ourselves all dressed up with no one to blow.
After checking out a handful of different fundraising type sites, we have settled on Patreon. I have created a Patreon page, like a lot of other independent content creators, in hopes that I can shrug off the shackles of advertisers’ content restrictions while still bringing in some kind of revenue.
Patreon allows people in my position to ask for monthly pledges from their fans. Currently that pledge is one, whole dollar. This can be paid via credit card or Paypal and can be easily cancelled at any time. The process is painless (I know because I am currently the only pledge).
I’m hoping that by doing this, our fans will come through on a monthly basis and I won’t have to do my yearly Beg-A-Thon, and can also stop sucking corporate dick.
If it works, I can remove all banner ads and focus on creating the crappy content you love, only more the way you like it. I’ll also be able to remain totally independent and not worry about advertisers pulling their support because I used the word “cunt-hole”.
If it REALLY works, then we will be able to finally get the funds needed to do things like merchandising, server upgrades and even a site overhaul by a *gasp* professional. I am working on adding rewards for larger pledges, rewards like limited branded merchandise, review requests, forum perks, etc. and will update you as they are implemented.
Look, I have no idea if this will work. But I’d like to give it a shot. D’D fans have always came through in a pinch and while we’re not in a pinch currently, this could be a way to ensure we never are again.
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