Dear WHTID reader,
The West Ham Till I Die blog is an institution but is in need of a revamp. I’m crowdfunding the cost of this and hope you might contribute!
The WHTID blog began its life in 2006. It’s undergone several revamps since then, the last being in 2013. This time, however, the technology is creaking and it needs a complete rebuild and redesign and to be put on a new server. We hope to add some exciting new features too.
Up to now I’ve managed to either fund the site myself or abuse the good will of my friendly web designer. But he operates as a professional business and is not an intern. So I want the rebuild to be done on a proper commercial basis.
I will be contibuting to the cost myself, but as a reader of the site I hope you will also be willing to contibute whatever you can afford.
Given the number of readers we have I’d like to think we can reach the £5k target quite quickly so we can then get on to actually commission the site. If we don’t… well, I don’t know. It’s not feasible to continue to run the site on its current, very creaky server.
If you have any questions you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the new site is live – which will hopefully be sometime in the Spring or early Summer – we’ll be recruiting a few new contributors too.
Thank you so much in advance for your support. I’m not going to do a Bob Geldof, but please donate whatever you can afford to.
Please donate HERE.
All the best
UPDATE 11pm Monday: Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. It means a lot. We’re nearly half way there after only 27 hours. I was expecting the average donation to be around £12, but it’s actually £23.15. So we need another 120 people to donate and we’re there. If you haven’t donated yet, I hope you will consider doing so. I debated long and hard whether to launch this and a lot of people I consulted thought it would be a miserable failure. So delighted to have had the confidence to go through with it. Thank you!