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You'll just have to trust that this is Jarrod for now. (I can't log in since I am traveling and don't have a key that I use for logging into my account.)

I just crunched the numbers and found that I have an $8,000 loss running the site this year. Last year, it was barely in the black.

I think this is probably a mix of factors including:
* Lack of attention including improvements and maintenance.
* Increase in consolidation of social media platforms (too bad, really).
* Big drop in ad revenue due to the above and fewer users.
* Fewer donations (not appealing to guilt, but it's way down).
* Use of a higher cost model to host than is necessary with modern platform options (would require more attention from me than I could give to address).

As it is, I will be forced to shut down the site or limit it to read only (likely and not too difficult to do while dropping the price of hosting significantly).

The means to move to use platforms is something I know how to design and build. However, again, I can't afford the time between a leadership job and my family. I might find time to re-enable posting over a longer period of time.

More to come on this subject.
-Jarrod






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