Buying Some Time
First of all, thanks to each and everyone who RT’ed, emailed, and donated. We are blown away by the response and support you have shown for hashtags.org. Quite a few of you noticed the “donate” button on the side of the page, and generously donated to help keep us online. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
A lot of people have been asking for more detail, so here’s a little info on our situation. Right now, the site is running on three rather beefy EC2 instances. Adding in bandwidth & storage costs, that puts us at over $2000 a month just to keep up & running.
It’s been an interesting couple of days for the hashtags.org team. Your generosity and support has shown us that there is indeed a need for hashtags.org, and it’s much greater than we thought. And it’s got us thinking about the future of this project.
So we are asking for your help in raising enough money to cover one month of our hosting bill, so that we can stay online and find ways to make the service more sustainable. Our goal is to raise $2000, and we are nearly a quarter of the way there already!
Every donation helps us stay online, and brings us closer to providing a better service, new features, and an even more useful hashtags.org.
The Hashtags Team