HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD TURN OFF YOUR AD BLOCKER
It’s obviously the New Year, but it is also the beginning of a new month and what does that mean? That means it’s time to pay rent, child support, credit card bills, insurance, etc.
It’s also time to pay the business’s bills.
This means that there are some actual real people waiting for checks to arrive in the mail. I’m honored and proud that G. L. Pease writes a monthly column for us. We like each other and I think we’re friends, but he does get a check each month.
Then there’s Bob Tate. Another great guy that I consider a good friend, but he has to pay his mortgage and eat and other stuff to live. He gets a check too.
There’s our new video editor, who happens to be named Kevin too, and he gets a check every month. Let’s not forget Carter. He’s a full time student with dual majors in psychology and journalism, but he also had a part time job that he recently lost. So he asked if he could write two articles this month instead of one. I said yes and we will pay in advance for the 2nd one before it is done so he can pay his bills on time.
Let’s also realize all the travel; airfare, hotels, rental cars, meals, etc. to the pipe shows, tobacco factories, pipe makers workshops all over the USA and to Denmark. That does not come cheap.
We acquired a new server last month so the site would run better and faster – and doubled our monthly hosting bill in the process.
Oh yeah, and let’s figure in a little something for my time doing all of this and managing it all in lieu of having a real job.
We have lots of new content coming in the next few days including a Mac Baren factory video tour, which required travel to Denmark and hours and hours of video editing and other work.
We are doing new Pipe Babe photo shoots next week too. The model gets paid, the photographer and make-up artist get paid. Then there is renting a location for the day and the cost of pipes and tobacco.
We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality content available. Guided by our principles of quality over quantity, all of our content and information is of the highest caliber with extreme attention to detail and accuracy. This does not come free. We employ many people that help keep our site updated with original content on a frequent basis.
Keeping our site supplied with fresh content is not cheap, nor is our monthly hosting expenses or the team required to keep it all running smoothly. While there are many ways to cover these expenses, we have decided on banner advertisements. This means our website can remain free, and we do not have to charge any kind of premium to access our content.
99% of the ads we run are about pipes and tobacco – just the reason you come to the site anyway! We are not showing you things you might not be interested in. The one exception is the video ads. Our regular pipe and tobacco sponsors cannot afford to produce video ads. This business is not big enough to support it. Therefore, we use an ad network that feeds regular TV-style video ads – just 15 or 30 seconds before a video that may have taken 100 or more man-hours to produce.
And wow! Some people can’t be bothered with that!
We bring our audience specialized high quality content that cannot be found anywhere else. We provide unique information, news, advice, and entertainment that would otherwise be non-existent … and we give it to you for FREE.
We’re just trying to make a living.
If you’re using an ad blocker, please turn it off before we block YOU.
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