I don’t do paywalls. When I see a news outlet or story that is behind a paywall, I simply don’t read it. The same information or opinion, or one just like it, is likely to appear somewhere else. It is rare for me to see online information that is worth paying for, unless that information is directly related to my profession or business.

With that in mind, I have been seeing that there is a trend for bloggers to put their blogs behind a paywall. I just won’t do that. I actually began the server with the idea that I have some things that I would like to say, and I felt that others might like to read them. I am not looking to make money, so I won’t accept any paid advertisements, nor will I put this blog behind a paywall. You will also note that I keep moderation to a minimum.

I also knew that a blog isn’t very resource intensive, but resources cost money. Running an offshore server isn’t cheap. That is how the idea of sharing a server came to me. Bloggers need to have a space that is protected from censorship while being affordable. Blogs can share a server, splitting the costs, and making it affordable to have a voice.

So I began to offer server space to anyone who would like to have their own blog, which would allow blogs to be free speech zones. Anyone who shares server space with this blog has little worry that they will be censored for what they say. The only rule that I have is: no porn sites. I am not interested in having porn on my site for two reasons: they are resource hogs (both storage space and bandwidth) and I don’t feel like having to expend my own time and energy defending porn distributors.

With that being said, you can have your own blog space on this server for the affordable price of $25 per month, payable on a quarterly or monthly basis. There are a few ways we can make this happen, and there are a number of bloggers who happily have taken me up on this offer.

Even if you don’t contact me, find an alternative server now, or your blogs and podcasts may be gone forever. An XML backup is no longer sufficient, as Blogger and WordPress no longer support migration by XML. If your blog is cancelled, there may be no way to recover it.

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Jonathan · July 11, 2022 at 2:53 pm

Amen to both.
I don’t do paywalls either – especially since most of them are sites I have major disagreement with!
Backups are VERY important, especially in our day of censorship and cancel culture.

Will · July 11, 2022 at 3:59 pm

It’s unfortunate that you have to lease a dedicated server. That ain’t cheap. I have done it in the past and I’m glad I’m out of the business.

    D · July 11, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    You need a donate button.

    Not to “undercut” what you’re doing, but you can easily run a blog on a $5/mo VPS. Maybe $10/mo if you’re getting tons of traffic. Under $50 if you need a managed database, multiple servers, and a load balancer.

    Like I said, you need a donate button, paypal address, or something else. I don’t need a blog hosted, I’ll just chip in $25/mo.

No Room For Enemedia · July 12, 2022 at 11:56 am

They might get one page visit and that is all.
The for paid subscribers only at an aggregator is another time waster.
You can always search around and find it without having to be a member.
Best of all are the coincidence theory everything happens randomly crew which are busy today.

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