Category: Announcements

A new month means a new sponsor for Space City Weather, and I’m pleased to announce that Bellaire Dermatology has agreed to support this site for the entire month of August.

(Bellaire Dermatology)

Thanks to their generous support we can provide all of our weather content for free, and without advertisement, for the entire month of August. The advantage of the sponsorship model is that we are under no pressure to generate web traffic for the sake of web traffic—so there’s no hype, no click bait and no nonsense—even though we’re in the midst of hurricane season.

If you appreciate that, please consider Bellaire Dermatology for all your skin care needs.

A new month means a new sponsor for Space City Weather, and I’m pleased to announce that for July HHPage Marketing will support the site. You can find out more information about the company, an internet marketing agency, here.

(hhpage.com)

(hhpage.com)

Thanks to their generous support we can provide all of our weather content for free, and without advertisement, for the entire month of July.

The advantage of the sponsorship model is that we are under no pressure to generate web traffic for the sake of web traffic—so there’s no hype, no click bait and no nonsense. All we’ll do is continue to make the best possible forecasts we can make. So if you appreciate that, and need help promoting your business online, please check them out!

A new month means a new sponsor for Space City Weather, and I’m pleased to announce that Meyerland Animal Clinic, P.A. will support the site in June.

(Meyerland Animal Clinic, P.A.)

(Meyerland Animal Clinic, P.A.)

 

Thanks to their generous support we can provide all of our weather content for free, and without advertisement, for the entire month of June. The advantage of the sponsorship model is that we are under no pressure to generate web traffic for the sake of web traffic—so there’s no hype, no click bait and no nonsense. All we’ll do is continue to make the best possible forecasts we can make. So if you appreciate that, and have furry friends, please check them out!

Today I’m thrilled to announce the first monthly sponsor for Space City Weather: Texas Coastal Realty.

You may have noticed some changes to the site. I’ve removed all advertising, which should speed load times. There are also a few subtle indications of our monthly sponsor. In any case, Texas Coastal Realty is entirely responsible for bringing all of this site’s content to readers, for free and without advertisement, for the entire month of May. So if you appreciate that, and are looking for vacation rentals, or real estate along the Texas coast, I encourage you to consider them. You’ll be doing Space City Weather a favor!

For more information about the business and services they offer, please check out this page about our sponsor.

And if you’re interested in sponsoring Space City Weather we have a few months left for 2016.

It’s been quite a week for Space City Weather, which Matt and I have now been publishing for nearly six months. Without any advertising we’ve grown to more than 100,000 monthly page views, have nearly 21,000 “likes” on Facebook, and are continuing to see significant growth. This is due entirely to word of mouth from readers who share the site on Facebook, spread the word on Twitter and submit posts and upvote on reddit. We deeply appreciate this support.

To really cover weather in the greater Houston area the right way, the site requires a lot of work, especially when active weather occurs (I worked about 18 hours on Monday, for example). Matt and I are developing plans for even more coverage, especially with hurricane season looming. At the same time, because this is essentially a hobby that takes time away from our families, Matt and I need to find a way to compensate for our time and server expenses. We have no intention of charging users to access the site—our foremost purpose is to provide a service, and making blocking access goes entirely against this—but we do think the site has value to a sponsor. We believe readers value the site, and would value the sponsor bringing it to them.

So we are seeking a monthly sponsor. For more details, go here.

We also will continue to appreciate you sharing the site on social media, and telling friends and family about us. I’d also like to remind you that, given Facebook’s algorithms, the surest way to not miss a new report on Space City Weather is to enter your e-mail in the “subscribe via e-mail” box on the right-hand side of this page. You only get e-mails when we make new posts. That’s it.

So thank you for all your support, and here’s to better weather ahead!