Dear Batch’64 Bloggers,
Time has come to renew our yearly subscription for ’20. Since it’s inception in 2015, we all enjoyed the exchange of information, updates on fellow batch- mates , entertainment and other posts of common interest. The site was also instrumental in organizing the RU’19 which was well attended and successful.
Unfortunately, the viewership and click rate of the followers seems to have diminished in the first half of this year. As shown below, stats for 2019 shows a dramatic drop from 2018. ( 70,000 in ’18 to 23,000 for the first 7 months of ’19.)
The current plan for the blog is a premium category costing us $300 annually ($25/mo). The plan includes the cost of the domain , and unlimited storage and uploading capacity.
Under these conditions, unless there is a resurgence of interest, it may not be feasible to continue the blog in its current version. If you are a faithful follower, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Please indicate your willingness to make a nominal contribution if requested. If not I will be glad to switch to a less expensive “personal blog” version with very limited uploading capacity. It will only cost us around $8 per month. I will look in to downloading the massive amount of the accumilated data to my computer and cancelling the current subscription, when it expires in October ’19. Any ideas and on this matter is greatly appreciated.
Gunasiri Samarasinghe, Web Master
PS: Please do not send me any money at this time.