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Monday, January 7, 2008

typepad space, fees, etc

hey all. pausing from the january crafting for a minute to talk about the typepad space we've got set up now. there's still a lot that i want to add there (galleries, personal stories, a "master list" of all of us crafters and our blogs), but before i do that, i want to make sure we all want the space. most of what's happening there can be done in this space with just a little tweaking to the blog, and i'd be willing to do that instead of the typepad space if that's the direction everyone wants to go. i know we all want to have a larger webpage presence, but here's where i'm stuck.

to have the typepad space (which will eventually be linked to the homespunhelpers.org domain, when we buy it) costs money. and i've had sickness in my house the last few weeks, both on the human end and the cat end, totaling over $1000. so i'm struggling to pay the fees it takes to keep typepad up and running for us. i need help, and the donations button is up there, but has yet to be used.

which is cool. if we want to forego that for now, just have this space (and the LJ space), i can see about hopping on here and making some changes and such. i just need to know one way or the other, because the monthly fees are due again, and that $15 could be the difference between overdrafting my checking account and not. which sucks, but it's reality.

let me know in the comments what you think, and i'll proceed accordingly.


Knitter of shiny things said...

Personally I like having the website, because it makes us look professional. I would hate to have all of the work you've done on the site go to waste. Split between a few people $15 a month isn't bad at all.

I'm a poor graduate student (well not poor, but not earning any money) but I want to be consistent in my words and deeds. (And I feel guilty about being too busy to craft for charity at the moment) So I just gave you 1/3 of what you need, and hopefully a few people will follow suit.

~The Knitter of Shiny Things/Sen_ichi_rei

Anonymous said...

holy cow! that's huge to help out like that! thank you so much ...

JorieJC2 said...

Please do not overdraft to do something that is so wonderful! I think that the typepad site is great, but things are kind of slow right now, so perhaps it rests a little till more people get in the mood to join us and be active again.

I just can't figure out how to respond to your blog over there or anything, so I might need a tutorial.

Thank you for your post. Keep me posted and if you have to shut it down for now, then please don't worry about it.

JorieJC2 said...

By the way...you should probably post this at lj too, or I can on your behalf, because there seems to be more action over there right now.

Mary L. said...

I can try and donate some too, but I need to be reminded later on tonight when I get home from work and have access to my credit card.

JorieJC2 said...


Are you okay on this till next month?