Getting By With a Little Help from Friends

And thanks!

It’s been a little over a year since Best Stuff for Men got started.  I appreciate you guys who have visited the site, read the posts, made comments, explored some of the products reviewed here, even bought something from one of our esteemed merchants.  I hope you have found the site helpful, entertaining, and thought-provoking.  And now there’s a way you can help support what’s going on here (which is to have fun, celebrate the best of civilization, and enhance men’s creative endeavors and explorations) and make it available to more people.

Pleased to meet you

Traffic has grown steadily over the past year.  I particularly appreciate those who have let their friends know about Best Stuff for Men.  Word of mouth is still the best way for folks to find out about good things.  If you think the site is good enough to let your friends know about, that’s awesome.

I’ve worked diligently on the reviews and articles here, writing about stuff from hammers to skis, TVs to concert DVDs.  I aim to expand coverage of gear, tech, tools, news, and ideas of interest to men in the coming months.  There’s so much out there that can support whatever you’re up to, that can improve your life.  Which brings me to my current topic…

Getting over a hump

As traffic expands and the marketplace varies, hosting costs and ancillary expenses for a site like Best Stuff for Men go up.  That’s okay, expansion entails such things.  But to keep the site in existence, not to mention improving and expanding it in the future, a way to cover such increased costs needed to be found.  So I’ve partnered with PayPal to enable my friendly readers to make a donation to help continue the site, should you be so kind.  When I began this project, certain people of my acquaintance (who shall remain nameless) criticized the idea that a straightforward (but not stuffy), non-gimmicky (but not stodgy) site that lets men know about cool, high-quality stuff, and provides convenient ways to obtain it (on the affiliate model), would work as a self-sustaining proposition.  But after a year, I believe it can, and indications are that the site can continue toward real success.  (Who denigrates a person’s dreams, anyway?)   We just have to get over a bit of a hump here and with YOUR help — you hip reader of Best Stuff for Men, youwe will.  My goal is to make this a full-time endeavor in the foreseeable future and, as mentioned above, expand coverage and opportunities to benefit, inform, and inspire those who spend time here.  (I hope that’s you.)

So, if you would like to support this project and keep Best Stuff for Men alive and kicking, as well as to improve our coverage of cool stuff and topics in the future, please consider making a donation.  As little as $5 or $10 from even a modest percentage of the thousands of people who visit this blog each month will go a long way toward helping cover our costs and keep us viable.  There’s a “Donate” button below that you can click to make a donation of whatever amount you prefer using a credit card or PayPal.  For those who generously donate, thanks very much for your support!  It means a lot!  And hey, if you have an observation, a suggestion for improvement, or an idea of something you’d like to see here, please leave a comment below. 

Onward and upward!  Thanks again for reading, enjoying, and supporting Best Stuff for Men


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