The pie chart summarizes the expenses incurred by Firedoglake during 2010. As the chart shows, a large part of our funds go just to maintaining and updating the website to improve your experience with FDL’s very technically complex blog. In addition to keeping the blog running well and routine expenses, the remaining 75 percent of our funds paid the salaries of our tech crew and site administrators, editors, moderators and writers — the people who contribute every day to make Firedoglake a premier blog for progressive views, great reporting and critical analyses.