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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

I really hate asking for donations - the beauty of the blog is that it is free.  If I want to pay to read something, I'll buy a book or a magazine.  I repeat: blog = free.

That being said, it's unfortunately not free on my end.  I have to pay for the file sharing space, the image hosting, the equipment to scan material, and the vintage material itself. I don't expect you to feel sorry for me - there's no gun to my head to do this.  I do it because I love it.  This is a hobby and I could quit at any time.

The advertising in the sidebar does help with costs.  However, I never wanted Retrospace to turn into a legitimate business, so I don't actively pursue advertisers (and Google Ads are pitiful to say the least).  I'd rather spend my time creating new material than marketing this thing. Subsequently, I've been having to come out of pocket a good bit lately.  It's a price I'm willing to pay to do something I love...... however, there comes a point where you ask yourself if it's worth it.

I started doing this in the summer of 2008, and I've been consistently posting ever since.  A lot of effort goes into this stuff - I don't even want to think how much time I've invested in this blog. It's been a labor of love in every sense of the word - and the thousands of comments and emails I receive has made it that much more rewarding. The fact that literally millions of people have taken the time to rea

So, I'm going to leave this post up for a couple days and give you folks an opportunity to put a few bucks in the tip jar.  Perhaps, with your help, we can put some more gas back in this hot rod and cruise for a couple more years.  Thanks in advance.


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