We finally have solid quote on moving and fixing the site
Here is the price
$475 for the move
#120 annually for the SSL
$35 a month for hosting & mail
Or in round figures $1015
The best part, we are absolutely positively guaranteed that our site will not be censored or removed for being a conservative site, offering conservative arguments and conservative content including support for our current president. For me this was a sine-non-qua for any move.
However the real question is this. Given my current level of debt and our current subscriber base, is there enough demand for the site to lay out the cash? Unbeknownst to most of you we did a private fund raiser to try to eliminate our debt and while it covered our PintasticNE expenses and allowed us to double our writer pay cushion to two months vs one it failed to reach its goal which ironically would have been enough to pay for this.
So a 2nd public fundraiser is necessary. Our goal is modest by Aug 20th we want to raise
$500 plus 4 $20 a month subscribers.
II’s a modest goal and it’s flexible.
If we only manage to make half of it I can still pay for the move and will set the wheels in motion in the hopes an improved site gains us new subscribers to cover the monthly costs. And of course if we do better I can pay down the existing debt which would be a Godsend.
And if we fail to make the goal in the by the 20th. Then I will know that there just isn’t enough support for the site to justify continuing on.
During that time we’ll still have no link/image posts here (lots of hoops to jump through to make them) and regular posting at datechguy.wordpress.com our backup site (great piece by Christopher Harper there today btw)
So I leave the choice to you, I hope you decide we’re still worth it, but even if you don’t speaking for all of us thank you for keeping us going for the 10+ years we’ve been around.
It’s been a bit of work, but it’s also been fun.