PP Blog Enables Donation Button; Higher Monthly Costs And Underperforming Economy Put Blogger At Edge Of Abyss

Dear Readers,

A recent price increase by our host — along with the higher monthly costs brought on by the DDoS attacks last fall — has put the PP Blog against the wall and its author at the edge of an abyss. These higher costs have coincided with a loss of income.

I am passing the hat reluctantly, but pass it I must.

The price increase, combined with the DDoS attacks, increased the monthly hosting cost more than fourteenfold. I simply do not have the resources to keep the Blog going.

Beyond that, my resources are thin, owing to the general slump in publishing and the general state of the economy.

The donation button appears in this post; I also plan to put it in the sidebar to the right and in other posts that readers may find helpful, meaningful or significant.

Thank you.

Patrick





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4 Responses to “PP Blog Enables Donation Button; Higher Monthly Costs And Underperforming Economy Put Blogger At Edge Of Abyss”

  1. I sent you a little something to keep up the great work you do. If you don’t mind telling us, what is the monthly cost of keeping the site functional?

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  2. Hello Gregg,

    Thank you. For security reasons, I will not reveal the monthly hosting cost of the Blog in public. However, I will let you know this figure privately.

    Thanks, Gregg.

    Patrick

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  3. Hello, Patrick;

    I have gladly sent a small donation today – and will do so on a periodic basis in support of the magnificent work you do. I hope those who value your efforts will do likewise in order to – at the very least – cover the hard dollar costs involved.

    In an ideal world, you’d be able to receive enough donations on an ongoing basis to also compensate you for the time, energy and tremendous talent you invest in this blog.

    – PWD

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  4. Pat,

    I am grateful — for the donation, and for your long-running contribution to the Blog. Your kind words above humble me.

    Thank you, Pat.

    Patrick

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