Hi there! I probably don’t know very much about you, but the stats tell me that many of you are here for the first time. And then there’s also a lot of you who visit this place quite often.
This post is for those who enjoy reading this blog regularly.
I’ve been working on rekkerd.org for many years now. In 2005 I started using the WordPress platform, which allowed me to post industry news.
At first there were just a few posts every other day, but as the industry grew over the years so did the amount of news posts. I now publish about 25 posts daily, good for some 6,500 posts a year.
Besides regular industry news posts I also host contests and giveaways, do product reviews, and list promotional deals.
All in all, it’s a lot of work.
For many years I was able to combine rekkerd.org with a full-time paid job in the IT industry. The last few years it was getting really hard to put in the hours it takes to keep the site going.
With the arrival of my 4th child in April 2015 (we now have 4 young kids), I decided it was time to quit my job so I could help out in the household, and focus on rekkerd.org as my “paid job”. Me and my family are now financially fully dependent on the income the blog generates, which at the moment mainly comes from ads and affiliate programs.
However, I started rekkerd.org with the idea that it would be a valuable resource to the community, and it would be a dream come true if the community would actually be able to support my work financially.
That’s where Patreon comes in. With this service you can support my work by making a small donation on a regular basis.
So, in short, here is your opportunity to show that you care about what I do.
Many thanks for your support!