Well now …Dec 10th, 2013 | By Mark | Category: Lead Articles
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Regular readers of this site – and from the analytics, we can tell that there are tens of thousands of you, all over the world – may have noticed a distinct lack of new content here over the past few weeks and months; a slowing of the pace with which new material (original reporting, supported by primary source documents, on the cavalier attitude with which the natural gas industry seems to view the public well-being, a viewpoint characterized by a sort of ‘fuck you, we’re the natural gas industry, bitches’ attitude) has been posted.
This reason for this slow-down can be explained in one word: money.
Or, more specifically, we ain’t got none, and it’s an open question as to whether or not this site shall stay up and running.
Sure, we make a few shekels here and there from Google Ads, (please click on one, if you’ve got a second and the inclination) but the fact is, it’s not enough to maintain the quality of work that has comes to define the content here at NaturalGasWatch.org.
So to you, dear readers, we put the question: should we keep NaturalGasWatch.org up and running, or shut it down?
The bottom line is, we need about $12,000 a year to keep this thing working.
What do you think? A Kickstarter effort? Subscriptions? Which raises its own set of questions: how much? Would anyone buy in? A fundraiser drive?
For two years now, we’ve run this thing on a shoestring. Those days, it seems, are rapidly coming to an end … unless, of course, you, the reader, see some value here and are willing to support us in some small way.
We welcome your thoughts and comments.
With apologies to the The Clash: Should We Stay or Should We Go?