Right. A big, big thanks to those who’ve given so far. We’ve raised a credible £268 since lunchtime. I’ve asked the Big Blog Company to look at the problem and come up with an estimate so we all know what we’re going for more clearly. I really don’t want anyone to overstretch their budgets. I repeat, (and no doubt will again) if only half our regulars stretch to a tenner, we will be able to transfer Slugger to ‘industrial strength’ no problem. There is no other way around this. We have cycled 88,000 comments in the last 13 months. There are no free off-the-peg solutions to that kind of comment traffic. We’re relying on the readers (and well wishers) to get us back in the saddle!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty