I have picked up some good customers from this site. They read my blog and gave me a call. They saw my flag logo and really liked that I was a flag waver. I know that is hard for some to swallow around here.
I am a firm believer in this country and what it stands for. I am a firm believer in the Bill of Rights. I am a big supporter of our freedom of speech. And that brings me to the removal of Bill Burress form this site. I realize that this is a privately owned site and the owners can do anything they wish with it. If they want to kick all of us off, I support their right to do so. But, as a business owner myself, I also realize that I must keep my customers happy. If they do not like my product, my quality, or my prices, they may stop buying from me. Obviously we are not paying customers of AR, but we are customers. While we don't spend actual money to buy a product, we spend lots of time on the site. And since time is money, we are investing money into this site. Money for us in the form of time and money for AR in the form of building their business to the point that they can sell the site.
I have only been on AR since March 2008. Not very long compared to some. But now I am worried. I like for my customers to read what I have to say. They can learn about me and what I am made of. They can determine if I am the type they want to do business with. But what if everything I have invested into this site is removed by the owners? That idea scares me.
I am very seriously considering aborting my efforts on this site. After all, I could be dropped like a hot potato at any time. What do you think?