LighttheLamp.com has and will always be for fans of hockey and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Chances are if you read this blog you are just as passionate of a fan as we are. We love the game and we love our Blue Jackets.
LighttheLamp.com has been in existence now since 2007. The only money made off the blog has gone directly back into it with the purchase of such things like the LighttheLamp.com and .net domain names as well as domain registration costs.
This blog has never been about making money. It has always been and will continue to be about sharing in the excitement of having a professional National Hockey League team that we can call our own right here in Columbus Ohio.
As you can see LighttheLamp.com has grown since those Google blogger days. It has now moved over to the Bloguin.com family of blogs and with that comes a cleaner and more professional site as well as a share in advertising revenue that is driven by the number of hits this sites receives.
To that end it, was decided that any money that is generated off this blog (minus domain and tax costs) will be donated in support of grass roots hockey programs in Columbus and the surrounding areas.
The program name is called "Hits for Hockey".
Basically, the idea is the more hits this blog generates the more money that will be raised and donated to these grass roots hockey programs/causes.
Now, unfortunately, we are not talking about a lot of money here folks but it's something. In fact there is really no way to know how much or how quickly we can raise an amount that can make a difference. Here's the cool thing though, if we can help get one more kid on skates we will have all done our part.
As you can see there is a module that can be found on the right hand side of this blog that will track the money raised thus far. That money will stay in a paypal account. The tentative plan is that once we hit a certain limit (say $1000) we'll solicit suggestions from readers for programs/causes to donate this money to. From there we'll evaluate who needs the money the most and we'll cut a check.
It's as simple as that!
Okay now the boring part -- the ground rules!
1. Please do not continously hit refresh and manufacture hits. This is extremely important. The advertisers who pay Bloguin.com will quickly identity those as spam and pull the plug on this site.
In short.....manufactured hits = no dough!
Just click and read like you normally would do.
2. The money will be donated to youth hockey programs in or around Columbus only. Examples: ice time, tournament fees, jerseys, equipment, etc.
3. Feedback from the readers and writers of this blog will be solicited for donation targets but ultimately someone will have to make the final call on where the dough goes so that will fall to LTL.
4. We live in a skeptical society so I want to personally assure the readers of this blog this isn't a scam. Heck, I'm not clever enough to scam and too passionate about this cause not to be sincere. All money raised and donated will be fully documented on this blog.
The moment this program changes I'll make that informaiton immediately available.