Honestly, I feel a bit weird about this. I run this site because I love to. I love basketball, love the Lakers, love to talk about them, love to write about them, and love to engage with the community of posters here at FB&G. I would not continue to pour time and resources into the site if I didn’t love it. I would do it for free. In fact, for many years I basically have.
However, I am also realistic. Over the years I have placed ads on the site as you can see right over there on the right hand sidebar. These ads help with things like paying for the hosting of the site, for domain renewals, for league pass to help me watch the team and its opponents, etc, etc. The revenue gained from the ads mostly cover these things. Sometimes they don’t. This is how things go and I am understanding of that. That said, there are things I would like to do with the site. These things require more time and more resources.
I would never turn FB&G into a subscription based site, it should be free and I want it to forever be free. That will never change. Ever. That said, I am reaching out to ask for contributions to help me continue to run the site in the ways I have been and, hopefully, even better. I would like to do a redesign. I would like to work with other artists to produce things that appear in the posts and, maybe, things others might want to buy. Ultimately, I would love to make the site ad free.
If you would like to contribute to help me achieve these goals, I have started a contributions page through Patreon. You can pledge as little as a dollar a month to me to help keep FB&G going and, maybe one day, profitable. Again, I feel weird asking for help this way. But I have determined that it would really help me stress a bit less about the running of the site if I took these steps.
I hope you can and will contribute. But if you won’t or can’t, don’t worry I understand completely. The site will remain here and I will continue to provide you with the best writing and analysis I can. Thanks to all of you for your continued support and engagement here at Forum Blue & Gold.