I haven’t run the Hoystory Official Tip Cup across the bars of my cage here at Hoystory World Headquarters in months. Frankly, I’ve had a good deal going here for the past year or so with hosting and bandwith provided through a deal with JuiceCaster (that’s the ad/icon/link that I’m sure everyone’s been ignoring for months).
Today, I received via snail mail a notice from the good people at Juicecaster informing me that the free gravy train is leaving the station within the next 30 days.
This means several things:
I’m going to have to move the site. Which means that there will be a disruption of easy access to Hoystory.com for a period of a few days within the next couple of weeks as the Internet redirects traffic to Hoystory’s new home.
It means that I’m going to have to start paying for Web hosting…
Which in turn means that the tip jar will make that annoying rattling sound more often. I’m going to make some renewed efforts to get some more advertising revenue, but I’m skeptical that that will cover all of my costs. I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you’re planning on buying anything at Amazon.com, if you click through on any of my Amazon ads down on the right sidebar (you don’t have to purchase what you click on) that Amazon gives me a small cut of whatever you buy. For example, if you click on Jimmy Carter’s book, but then buy a book by Rush Limbaugh and a diamond ring or a DVD, I get a cut. Your price doesn’t go up, but Amazon’s margin goes down a little.
Finally, I’d like to encourage regular readers to toss some cash my way either through the Amazon Honor System button or the PayPal button down on the right sidebar. All monies donated will go right back into the Web site. I’ve been spending the past couple of hours poking around on the Internet and I’m hoping that I can get someone to migrate and upgrade the look and feel of the site for a reasonable fee. What a reasonable fee turns out to be will depend on how much help I can get from readers like you. Please donate, even if it’s only a few dollars.