Please put a penny in the old man’s hat….
So after Mark’s bleg yesterday, I decided to set up both a donation and a subscribe option for readers in the sidebar. You can donate whatever amount you’d like to the site on a one-time (or however-many-times) basis, or sign up for a $5 monthly subscription. If you think that’s not a good subscription amount, let me know and I can tweak it down a bit. These are new waters we’re treading into.
As you all know, we run this site for free. We don’t get paid, nor do we intend to make money off our writing. We do, however, have a good deal of traffic and would like to take the site to a better host which will cost significantly more than we pay now. We also want to keep the site ad-free. Hence the donation/subscription option for readers. We’ll base our hosting service on how much we make via donations. Money that comes in will go back into the site, hopefully making the user experience that much better.
Right now we’re leaning toward Media Temple as our host, so if anyone has thoughts on that let us know. If we make enough we’ll quite possibly bring someone in to help set up the site and check for bugs, programming issues, etc. on a one-time basis. My technical skills only go so far.
Any other thoughts, ideas, etc. are always welcome. And thanks very much for your readership, your constant high-quality feedback, and now your financial assistance. The League has been successful beyond our hopes, and we owe it largely to you….
P.S. We will not sprinkle our posts with calls to “hit the tip jar” or endlessly beg for your support. Think of this as an annual reminder….an NPR-esque fundraising drive, if you will….