If you’ve been visiting the site recently, you’ve noticed a pretty big slowdown during some heavy traffic hours, and if you’re anything like me, you hate it. You want your Big Brother fix and want it now! I don’t blame you.
Well, the reason for that is because I’m currently hosted on a pretty slow server, but looking to upgrade to a pretty nice dedicated server that is hugely discounted for me because the guy is a fan of the Junky Network and wants to do his part. That being said, it’s still pretty pricey for me ($150/month) to cover alone, especially considering this site is relatively new and I haven’t found a good system of advertising revenue without being intrusive or annoying, which I refuse to be. I’ve even designed most of the banners you see on this site myself so they’d flow with the color scheme and feel of everything else.
I know what you’re saying, holy shit, $150/month is a lot of money to pay, but hey, it’s a high price for excellence! I put a lot of hours into this blog, and my girlfriends Teen Mom blog because I can’t just be one of those blogs that throws an ugly theme up and doesn’t really put an ounce of thought into their posts.
How can you help?
Why, I’m glad you asked! Any bit helps from you guys. You can either:
a) Sign up to the live feeds – This is a great option because I do get a little commission off of it, which helps. You also get a lot out of it from live feeds in the Big Brother house to free music downloads!
b) Donate via Paypal – This option is straight out fantastic for me because it goes into my bank quicker instead of waiting like 2 years for a check to come in from real player, but you gain nothing out of it except the satisfaction of being a great person and helping the site grow! If you do this option, feel free to donate any amount! I don’t care if it’s $5 or $150, any bit helps and the more we get, the longer I can pay the hosting fees, and more upgrades I can afford. (ie more memory, etc)
c) Promote the site! – If you don’t want to pay because money is tight, I don’t blame you. It’s tight for a lot of people. If you want to chip in, feel free to retweet posts I make in my twitter account, or share this page (or my facebook fan page) to all your friends on facebook! While it sounds like it’s defeating the purpose to make the site grow which could slow it down, it actually works out because people you suggest come here could be someone who donates a years worth of server fees! 🙂
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the blog this season of Big Brother!!