I am relatively new to BC. But, when Eric asked for donations I immediately responded with a $25 donation. To me, that is a fair price for this service. And, it is obvious that Eric and his team are putting in an enormous amount of effort to make this place GO. This is an excellent blog in my opinion.
When I donated, I did email Eric and tell him it is very diifficult to get people on the Internet to pay for anything that they are already getting for “free”. Unfortunately, some very good web sites go bye bye due to this phenomena. So now it is time for the users of this site to make a simple decision, do you want this place to succeed or not?
A $25 donations costs me about 7 cents a day. Less than a beer a month. Although, I am still drinking the same amount of beer, if necesary I would give one up in an effort to help make BlogCritics a commercial success. I’ll look forward to hearing from Eric in the next week or so how the users repsonded.
Now I will shamelessly promote myself. I am an old dude, 53. I post here under Robert T DeMarco. Most of my posts to date are about crimes against children. However, I have a second blog All American Investor Weblog which I intend to start working on in the near future. The mission of AAI is going to be simple and straightforward, to bring to the members investment information that helps them make intelligent investment decisions, and, higher than average market returns in their personal investments, IRA, and 401 K. I won’t state my qualifications here, but I have a lot of very bright people in my network from the old days on Wall Street. I won’t be promoting any special agenda on that site. Just bringing good ideas and ideas from others into the awareness of the users. Then the investors can make their own intelligent informed decisions.
While it is early in the game, I would appreciate if any forward thinking bloggers would consider linking to All American Investor Weblog.
For now, if you believe in Eric, pony up.
About the Author
Robert T DeMarco is CEO of IP Group in Herndon VA. IP Group offers software communication tools for use on the Internet. These include: PowerTools, Watch Right, Always on Time and IM Frame. Mr. DeMarco is the author/editor of several Weblogs and is also a member of the High Tech Crimes Industry Association (HTCIA). Mr. DeMarco spent 20 years on Wall Street during his second career.
Robert T DeMarco
IP Group Inc.