When we started this little city-&-place-centered blogging experiment nearly three years ago, we had no idea it was going to be even remotely as successful as it has become. Every day we have dozens of new signups and numerous requests from people in other cities wanting a blogging portal of their own. This is due in no small part to the grassroots "word of mouth" efforts of all of you.
Terrablogs now hosts more than 700 blogs with over 44,000 posts, and we've gotten more than 100,000 comments in the last 3 years. Yeah, that's a lot. In the last 3 months comments have been almost 100% spam-free — and we've had 12,000 comments!
As I'm sure you've noticed, with all this growth we've experienced there have been some growing pains. Terrablogs now involves a half-dozen people to support its efforts — all of them are volunteers — and we receive little to no advertising revenue because we refuse to force people to advertise on their blogs.
What we desperately need from you, our users, are donations — even just one, even just a small one to help fund a new, more powerful server to run the various Terrablogs domains. We need to upgrade the server so we can upgrade our blogging software and offer more features and a blogging system that runs faster and better than what we have now.
If you can donate to help us out it would be greatly appreciated, even if it is only a few dollars. We simply cannot do this without your help, so please consider giving!
Visit http://chattablogs.com/donate.php to donate.
Josiah Q. Roe