We all feel the pull towards hypocrisy…I consider hypocrisy a fundamental force of nature. The easiest way to avoid being a hypocrite is to admit your faults and try not to judge others.
So I'll say this, we are at a turning point here at ATH. The web hosting fees have a way of catching up with you, combined with the expenses of captain marblehead and top secret local progressive politics web sites. What these hosting companies do, like anywhere else, is give you a cheap fee upfront, then they raise the rates. At the same time, I see that we are getting over 1000 unique visitors per month. Makes me think that it is time to monetize this site.
So pretty soon I will be asking for donations, I think $10 bucks a year is reasonable to ask. In return, I am going to start podcasting, every week, a little discussion of the highlights in hypocrisy. If I can get 1% of those 1000 visitors, then I have paid the 100 bucks that it costs in hosting fees each year.
We will also be selling mp3s for a buck at captainmarblehead.com soon which is something I need to work on now. Across the board, I am trying to find a way to make a little change for all the hard work and fun.
I am also thinking about advertising…basically media whoring. I'd like to get your ideas and thoughts about this.
Finally, I am putting the nail in the coffin of the Sam Seder experience, unless the unlikely event that I get a response occurs. Here is the email I sent to email@example.com
Hi to whoever reads the email,
Not sure if you have ever taken a look at https://allthehypocrisy.com/ but we've been up for a few years now and we do a damn good job of explaining all the hypocrisy that you see in this great country. We get over 1000 unique visitors every month. We file all the hypocrisy by category, one of the favorites being reefer madness.
Do you care about the hurt that reefer madness has caused? I'd like to talk to Sam on air sometime about how reefer madness tears our society apart. I'd like Sam to play my song “Smoke a Bowl”, which you can hear by clicking the player at the top of https://allthehypocrisy.com/ or by visiting http://captainmarblehead.com/?p=4
I am wondering if you an interest in what Jimmy Reefercake has to say, and whether the idea I have for promoting your show on my web site makes sense. I think I am starting to feel the same way about Sam, as Sam feels about Lawrence O'Donnell.
I guess you can go ahead and ignore this email, but I have to draw the line somewhere, and here is where it is. If you can't take the time to listen to a song or two and at least respond to this email, I am going to take a break from this quest, and I'll have to focus on more productive uses of my time.
Regardless of your decision, I wish you luck,