by Lewis Burnell on Dec 07, 2017
If you didn’t know, Ten Ton Hammer consists of just four staff. Me (I’m the guy that does 99% of the writing), Jeff (he tries to secure us advertising revenue), John (who owns the site and tries not to see it implode when we can’t secure enough ads) and Barb (who runs our social media).
We don’t have shareholders. We don’t answer to anyone “on the outside”. We don’t even turn a profit. For a website that’s been in existence for over ten years, that’s probably surprising to hear.
Twelve months ago everything changed for Ten Ton Hammer and like many outlets, the site was going to close. Seeing its potential, we (that’s us four above) invested own money into acquiring the site. In the process, we swept away the cobwebs and started over with a simple approach.We can be focused. We can be completely honest about the games we cover. We can be approachable and personable. We can be responsive to our readers. We can be open about our traffic and finances. We can be a close knit community.
In the last 30 days we’ve had well over 1 million people visit our site. On a good month, it’ll be over 2 million. As you’ve probably guessed if you’re here reading this, that’s mostly from Heroes of the Storm and Battlerite.
I love both games; in fact, we all do. As the only writer however, it’s where I choose to spend my time. Fortunately for us, it seems you, our readers, are receptive to it. Our Heroes of the Storm and Battlerite content is incredibly popular. In fact, we’re one of the few media outlets that have covered both games with aplomb since their inception.
We’d love your help in ensuring we can continue to deliver our Heroes of the Storm and Battlerite content. In the process, we’d like you to join our Ten Ton Hammer family, by helping shape our future content. We’ll give you access to our private Discord, you’ll be free to suggest topics, help steer our Tier Lists before updates go live, and contribute to our community comments. You’ll also get to see our content before everyone else.
Out of our millions of readers, we only need a thousand of you contribute $5 every month. We know that’s a lot to ask, but if you use our Tier Lists, read our guides, laugh at our satire or simply enjoy the fact we’re inclusive and responsive to the comments you make, we’d love your support. We want to keep doing what we’re doing, just this time around, with your input.
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