Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another Small Request

Online Documentaries 4 U is now 10 months old (a lifetime in cyberspace!) and we are beginning to build a loyal band of regular visitors. In just 2 months we will celebrate our 1st birthday and we’d like to thank you all for your continued support.

You may have noticed recently that we have begun advertising documentaries on DVD at This is a response to the many enquiries we have had from regular visitors that want to get their hands on high quality DVD copies of our documentaries. Not all of the documentaries linked to at OD4U are available on DVD.

OD4U is based strongly on the principle of making the best online documentaries around available to our visitors for free. With this in mind, we have worked hard to minimise the amount of advertising on the site and have refused several recent offers from advertisers to implement pop-up ads.

I began this site as personal blog and as a way to share my passion for documentaries with the world. Although OD4U is hosted on the free Blogger platform, we do have many ongoing costs and need to recoup a minimum amount each month to break even. I would like to stress that OD4U does not operate at a profit.

Whilst we do receive donations from time to time for which we are extremely grateful, we are actually able to cover all of our costs through the Google advertising on the site. We understand that the current economic climate makes it difficult for people to donate and would rather that our regular visitors support their favorite site by clicking through some of the ads.

Over the last couple of months, we have unfortunately not received enough revenue from our Google advertising to cover our costs…that is why we are asking for your support.

Back in November last year we issued a call for support in two areas…

1. Clicking through the Google advertising on our site.

2. Stumbling, Digging or any other form of social bookmarking.

…and we’d like to ask you to do it again.

We are planning changes OD4U, but will not be able to carry out any upgrades without the support of our loyal regulars.

Finally, I would like to thank all those that have voted in this month’s survey. I will discuss the findings of the survey when it is finished. The next couple of surveys we conduct will be asking important questions about changes you would like to see at OD4U, so be prepared to speak up.

Thank you for your enduring support!


Anonymous said...

i love your site, so i swallowed all my pride and i clicked the find sexy christian singles ad 3 times. ewww i feel so gross.

Anonymous said...

Sir, can I donate anonymously? Please let me know if there is a method to do so and I gladly will.

Scott said...


The only way that we can accept donations at the moment is via PayPal.

There are various ways that you can pay with PayPal, but I am not sure if there is one that offers anonyminity.

Whilst, I do recieve a copy of the email that you have registered with PayPal to make your donation...the only thing I use it for is to thank donators for their contributions.

I take privacy seriously and will NEVER share my regular visitor's personal information with other parties.

And also FYI...if you recieve your RSS updates via email, I NEVER see any of the recipient's email addresses. My RSS feed is managed by Feedburner and infomation you give them stays with not made available to the publisher, i.e. me.

Anonymous said...

Why donate anonymously?