The purpose of this blog is, and will remain, for me to share my kinky thoughts and experiences with others. I enjoy having a dialogue with others on bondage and gear, this blog is one way that I facilitate that. It is also intended to be a resource for new kinksters because we should all learn from each others’ experiences. This blog is not about money; it is a hobby of mine. If I stop enjoying the blog I will simply stop updating it.
Update (July 2013): When I had my blog on Blogspot I only had to pay for domain fees which were about $15 a year. Hosting fees are now roughly $8 a month for me which is not a big deal but I considered adding an additional advertiser. I was not satisfied with how my blog looked including an additional ad so I am holding off on that. Instead I am going to include the option below for you to donate if you are so inclined. Any donations will go to paying hosting costs of my new site and in the event there is ever a surplus the money will go towards gear. If I do not get any money from advertising or donations that’s not a big deal – I will consider the hosting costs to be the cost of having a hobby.
The other way to support Fossil9.com is by purchasing from Mr. S Leather through one of the links on my site.
I frequently get questions about where I purchase my gear so I decided in September of 2012 to add advertising to my blog from one specific gear retailer. If you click through to the retailer and complete a purchase I will be compensated in the form of store credit which I will use to purchase more gear.
In the past 10 years or so my partner and I have spent thousands of dollars at Mr. S Leather and the majority of our gear is from them. Additionally, we have been to their San Francisco store 5-6 times and we were at their LA Store twice before that closed. Mr. S is a reputable store with a great staff which is why it made sense to add them as my blog’s sole advertiser.
My commitment to you on advertising is as follows:
- I will not use misleading links. Period.
- I will not put up blog posts that are simply veiled advertisements.
- I will not clutter my blog with advertisements.
- This blog will not have an affiliate relationship with pay porn sites. That is not what this site is about but those here just for the pictures are welcome like everyone else.
Of course, I reserve the right to update this policy at any time.