The Old Soft Sell
I'll be spiffing up the blog in the coming months — re-sizing graphics that are too big since the recent template change and making other long overdue corrections to older posts to the extent possible. One noticeable change will be the addition of links in relevant posts to items mentioned therein sold on Amazon, just as you'll find in some newer posts. Why?
Cue the boilerplate: Blam's Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon websites. [Adventures in Comicology, the site I've established to archive my writing on comics, now is too.]
Whenever you go through a dedicated link here to visit Amazon, items you place in your cart and buy during that visit — until the session times out, so don't wait too long — may result in me getting a small commission, as will any streaming videos, downloads, or services purchased in that time.
I don't want these links to be obtrusive, and under no circumstances will my ability to materially benefit from links to Amazon influence the things that I review or the degree to which I recommend them. I just thought that it made sense to join Amazon's affiliate program since I often reference items that Amazon has in stock. I still hope that you'll patronize retailers in your own community when possible, but if you're looking for the lowest price and/or simply have no alternative but to order online, I also hope that you'll choose to click through here.
Some of my readers have asked why I've not yet "monetized" the blog in various ways. Right now the blog doesn't cost me more than my time and energy — and while they're definitely precious resources, I'm not ready to clutter up the page with advertising or solicit PayPal donations. I think that showing your appreciation for any enjoyment you get out of what I put together here by letting me pocket a slice of something you're interested in buying is a very happy medium.