You'll notice a new button on some of the pages of my site, including the left-hand column of my weblog. You're thinking, oh great, Eugene's going to start charging for this crap on his personal site? Who does he think he is? Is this like Salon Premium? Did he promise venture capitalists more advertising revenue and now he has to flip the switch?
No, no, I'm not going to start e-mailing you and begging for money. Simply a thought, which is this. I have to spend a bit each month to keep the site up and running. Website hosting fees, licensing the URL, software to do HTML editing and photo editing, stuff like that. If somehow I can cover my costs through the occasional donor or through Amazon Associates fees (yep, if you click through on something I recommend and buy it from Amazon, I get a small commission), awesome. If not, no worries. I'm having lots of fun with this. It was one of those things on my 30 things to do before 30 list.
My website's a little over a year old now, and it's come a long way from where it was at the start, which was simply a weblog. Thanks to all my occasional and regular visitors and readers. I'm continually amazed at how many random people stumble across my site for one reason or another (usually content of some sort) and drop me a note.
Okay, can I end this with a plug? If you own a DVD player, you absolutely must own Almost Famous Untitled --The Bootleg Cut. Cameron Crowe makes movies that can have high repeat play value. I just watched this movie again. Good good stuff. Happy holidays!