As most of you will be aware, The Afterword site is run entirely without costs …except for our internet hosting costs. Any work involved in keeping the site up to date technically and keeping those pesky Russian bot viruses off the site is done on a voluntary basis, as is the small amount of Moderation time involved (compared to other sites, at least). No-one takes or makes any money from the site and we are an ad-free zone.
Considering the high volume of traffic, we get a great deal from our service provider on the hosting charges, but we do still have a monthly fee to meet (it costs roughly £70 a month to keep the site up and running).
Because of your previous generosity, we’ve manged to go just short of two years since we had to issue a call for Donations, but now the site needs you to shed your donation hesitancy to top up the coffers.
Whatever you can spare will help, no matter how small the amount. To donate, please use the DONATE button at the top of the site. This will take you to a PayPal donations page but you don’t need to have a PayPal account to donate. A few top people already donate regularly by setting up small recurring monthly payments of anything from 50p upwards so that might be a good way of doing it. Entirely your call (although you’ll need a PayPal account to do it, I think)
Regrettably, there’s no way for us to acknowledge the donations individually, but rest assured all contributions to the site, financial or otherwise, help to keep it alive, make it the warm and lovely place it is and are much appreciated.