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Become a sponsor

A few weeks ago when I was thinking of ways in which to monetize this blog, a reader emailed me with an idea. He said he’d be willing to become a sponsor of this blog in return for a small image in the sidebar, linking back to his site.

Personally I thought this was a great idea and have now officially implemented it. So if anyone out there would like to become a sponsor of The Iceland Weather Report for the nominal fee of USD 50 per quarter [that’s three months] for a private blog, or USD 100 per quarter for a small business,* in return for a 100×75 px image in my sidebar linking back to your site, please contact me and let me know.

Also, I want to take this opportunity to once again thank all of you wonderful readers who have sent in donations: you totally rock! And if you’ve already donated, but would like to avail yourself of this opportunity to become a sponsor, please get in touch and we’ll figure it out.

Carry on!

Has been quite windy and completely overcast. The sea was a muted turquoise this afternoon, with white-capped waves and fog merging into the gray sky. Very dramatic. Currently 5C [41F], sunrise at 10:29 am, sunset at 4:00 pm.

* No need to post corporate rates as large businesses or corporations [or institutions] have shown zero interest in supporting the Weather Report, including the Iceland Tourist Board, Visit Reykjavík and Icelandair.



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  • digdug727 November 25, 2008, 7:45 pm

    in response to your question “Is anybody still reading these?”, i say “heck yeah!”. just had a discussion with The Missus this morning about news from Niceland. it seems, she saw a rather over-the-top article about “Riots in Iceland” on the Drudge Report website. i had to calm her down and explain to her that people were not running through the streets with torches and ropes, looking for stray Bankers and Politicians (at least, not yet…). i told her to check your blog for news and links to legit news stories. apparently, the original news story came from an icelander in reykjavik. it was then picked up by a scottish newspaper and reuters news service. subsequently, Drudge Report posts it 2 days later with the headline “RIOTS IN ICELAND!”.
    it just goes to show how news stories, when repeated and re-edited, lose their credibility and focus.
    keep on keepin’ on Alda.

    austin, texas

  • Muriel Volestrangler November 25, 2008, 11:03 pm

    Apart from the usual tasteless ads for Viagra, Levitra, Botox, mood elevators and de-elevators, growth hormones and appetite suppressors, there’s also the possiblity of something even more tasteless. Many college newspapers in the US run large ads for “EGG DONORS WANTED”, with prices going up to $100,000 for healthy tall white women with high test scores and no family history of schizophrenia. Maybe some egg-collectors would be interested in running ads. After all, Icelanders are taller and smarter than average and now many will have plenty of time to sit around and, um, produce eggs. If you were to lower (or better yet, eliminate) your standards of human decency, there are all sorts of possibilities!
    (By the way, the Nebraska law was changed to lower the age-limit for child-recycling. But one woman managed to drive across the country and dump her teenage son before the deadline. Ah, what a country!)

  • Lissa November 26, 2008, 1:24 am

    Yep, still reading the headlines. Very much appreciate them. You’ve no idea how addicting your country is.

  • James November 26, 2008, 11:45 am

    If Muriel were to become Iceland’s PM, then Keflavik would open a brothel for European sex tourists and every Icelander would be compelled to sell a kidney to wealthy Americans…

  • James November 26, 2008, 11:50 am

    By the way, I wonder if you could find YouTube royalties (paid for original content if a YouTube Partner) worthwhile…

  • alda November 26, 2008, 11:54 am

    James – what a gruesome thought! *shudder*
    (Referring to your first comment, obviously)

  • Rachael November 26, 2008, 1:21 pm

    Looking at today’s headlines… inflation at 17.1%, that’s scarily high. Is that across the board, or are certain specific things increasing in price faster/higher than others? And the unemployment numbers have gone up by over 100% – that’s just what people need at this time of year, to be made jobless. Not that there’s ever a good time for it to happen 🙁

    I like the “sponsors” section… it’s always good to find new, interesting stuff on the Web!

  • Leighton November 26, 2008, 4:23 pm


    What reason have the Tourist Board, Visit Reykjavik and Icelandair given for not wanting to be involved?

  • alda November 26, 2008, 4:38 pm

    Rachael – that’s an average, but of course the percentage of increases for different items varies.

    Leighton – the story is different with each. A couple/few emails were exchanged with the first two, but interest was very vague and ended basically in “don’t call us, we’ll call you” – and it’s been around six months now. Icelandair just gave a flat “no, not interested, but if you put up google ads chances are our ad will appear there.” Yay.

  • Rozanne November 27, 2008, 12:20 am

    I tried to leave a comment yesterday giving a thumbs up to the headlines in the sidebar (something happened and couldn’t post the comment).

    Anyway, I like them and I hope it isn’t too time consuming to glean and compile them.

  • foilwoman November 27, 2008, 2:14 am

    Can’t cough up $50/quarter (although you are definitely worth it), but I do and will continue to link to you in the hopes that you get some benefit from that. Sorry I can’t do more.