BloggingAbout.NET and costs

BloggingAbout.NET is doing great in visitors, bloggers and traffic. Unfortunately a bit too good for what we can provide. We’re running into increasing hosting costs as we currently pull dozens of Gigabytes of data and our database is also growing larger and is reaching almost 200GB. Therefore the BloggingAbout.NET team has made some decisions on how to move forward in the future.

The first wave of change will be adds on every page, including in the RSS feed.

The next wave will be to charge of a small fee to all who currently have a weblog at BloggingAbout.NET.
We’ve provided excellent support and a great change for everyone to grow so we think our community is definitely worth it. We’re still deciding on how much we’ll charge, but it’ll be around $10 per month or a slightly larger yearly fee. If you want you can comment and tell us what your preferences are, both as weblogger and as visitor.

Thanks in advance for the understanding,
BloggingAbout.NET team

Update : It’s April 2nd now… Hope you got it, because April fools! 😉

Update 2 : What is cool is that BloggingAbout.NET is currently on a server with a load of other websites. Soon we’ll have a dedicated 19″ machine! And no, no payment required from anyone! 😉

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6 Responses

  1. Hi Dennis,

    Some of us have built up quite a history over here, which might cause them to stick around. I think that bloggingabout.net won’t get (so much) new bloggers when there’s going to be a monthly fee to be payed. And I think there might be some of us that will leave BA.

    As you know I’ve thought about setting up a blog for myself / leave bloggingabout. There are several free weblog providers available. And although something like 10 dollars is not much, it might be enough to push some of us away.

    Kind regards.

  2. nice april fools message by the way 😉

  3. Mischa Kroon says:

    Ik vind em persoonlijk ietwat misplaatst als 1 april grap maar goe …

  4. Jean-Paul says:

    I think it is a great joke, it even looked for real when read on april 2nd. 🙂

  5. ghehe! Priceless, you fooled me 🙂

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