[theforum] Update on evolt finances (and tin cup rattling)

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Sun Aug 28 06:31:04 CDT 2011

Thanks Dean!  That makes three of us :)

Just one more and we can take the ads OFF of the websites -- wouldn't *that* be something?


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On Aug 23, 2011, at 12:06 PM, Dean Mah <dean.mah at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for covering Dave.  I've kicked in for a monthly so hopefully
> that will help.
> Dean
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 9:27 PM, David Kaufman <david at gigawatt.com> wrote:
>> Hello Forum (I know you're out there -- I can hear you breathing!)
>> I said...
>>> So hopefully the next sound you hear will be me bragging that evolt
>>> is fully solvent again, for the foreseeable future [...]
>> Well, perhaps not *fully* solvent... I did manage to get ads on the list
>> archives:
>>  Here's an example:
>>  http://lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20110815/131624.html
>> but after just a few days, they are not doing nearly as well as I'd hoped.
>>  A couple of years ago, the list archives got ten times _more_ traffic than
>> the browser archive, now it appears leo is garnering just about a *tenth* of
>> the traffic that beo is getting.
>> That's right -- the list archives went from serving like 100,000 page views
>> a month to just a couple *hundred* a *day*, right now its on track for less
>> than three thousand a month.
>> So, not a lot of new revenue there...
>> On the bright side though, my previous email inspired total donations to be
>> twice as high this month than last month :-) so we're okay for the time
>> being -- unfortunately we did not get commitments for any new *recurring*
>> donations, but we can probably now coast through September and October.
>> After that... barring the emergence of a couple new monthly donors... the
>> only thing left I can think of is putting ads on weo as well.
>> -dave, masking his horror
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