We posted the following NOTE on our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/
We would like to repost it here for future reference!
Dearest Friends of VenturaRocks.com:
On the eve of our anniversary, we’d like to thank all of our Facebook Friends for being so awesome! Almost a year ago we posted a note on what our Mission is all about and now it’s as good of time as any to revisit this, especially for those our newer Facebook Friends who don’t know. So here we go…
Our Mission is to help stimulate the economy in our favorite city in the whole wide world by promoting venues who offer music and to the artists who live in and around Ventura as well as those who travel here to play.
We want people to get out and support our music scene.
We promise never to charge the venues or the artist to be listed on VenturaRocks.com.
Very few people know that there are only two of us running our official website as well as our Facebook page. We have our families and we have full time jobs. This is a labor of love, something we truly believe in doing to help the city we love…which is almost as much as we love music.
There are two points to this note:
1. We apologize, but we are only providing information for the city of Ventura itself. We don’t have the time and/or resources to do more than that at this time.
Believe it or not, we have been “unfriended” because we would not promote this person’s venue outside of Ventura. He ranted on his Facebook page about half-ass promotions and attempted to belittle our efforts to help.
To this we say, “Oh well.”
So if you find that we delete your posts from time to time. This is probably the reason. Your gig is outside of the city of Ventura.
2. Our official website, www.VenturaRocks.com has not made a dime since going live over three years ago. We continue to pay for all costs out of pocket including our personal time to do updates daily.
We would like to change this eventually however. And while we will never charge our artists or venues, perhaps other businesses might want to advertise on our site, or maybe we could sell items like t-shirts.
These are ideas we’re throwing around at this time.
So dear VenturaRocks friends, thank you for reading up to this point and thank you for your continued support. We love this town, we love music, and we love the people who align with our purpose of making this community a better place for all.
As we embark on our fourth year online, we say to you, “Rock on! And get out and support our music scene!!!”
Pam and Eve