5 Jan 2009
Transition Culture: back, bigger, and needing your help
Since it was launched, Transition Culture has grown its readership rapidly. Until recently it was hosted by the wonderful Oxford-based LumpyLemon, but in the weeks running up to Christmas, the scale of the traffic we have been generating led to their server crashing on several occasions (as you may have noticed). It reached a stage where they could no longer host a site of our size, and so we have had to move home, to a more commercial server. As a result, this site, which has no financial income or support, is now having to pay £20 a month just to exist, and so I’d like to invite your support.
We looked at various ‘green’ servers, that promised their energy came from renewables and so on, but all the ones we found were still too small to host a site of this size. We are now hosted my MediaLayer, who seem to be good so far, they came recommended.
I hope you have found this site to be stimulating and useful, inspiring and informative, and that it is something you would like to ensure remains in place. I have steadfastly refused offers of advertising, and have similarly refused to link any mention of books to Amazon, so that you know what is offered here is unsullied by any commercial considerations. As a result, the growth of this site places a financial burden on me which I would very much appreciate your help in shouldering.
By using the button above, you can donate anything from £5 to whatever feels appropriate… any surplus means I can add extra features or pay people to transcribe interviews and that kind of thing, or just hold it in reserve to cover this charge for the forseeable future …. anyway, thanks for any help, and for your ongoing support of Transition Culture.