Thursday 17 March 2005 4.11pm
That's a good idea. I'll set up a page with Amazon and lastminute,com search boxes on it which people can use.
Certainly any support from the 'regulars' in that way would be very much appreciated.
The site is actually (touch wood) doing reasonably well at the moment - but I would comment that the forum (which consumes half the total bandwidth used by the site) is being subsidised by those who use the site to find tourist information (eg find hotels etc) who provide the bulk of the revenue.
However, we are planning to diversify our revenue streams, so watch this space.
I am about to embark on the daunting task of moving Bankside Press's various sites and services over to our brand new dedicated server.
This will pave the way for future developments by giving us much more flexibility (and much needed bandwidth). Unfortunately I need to learn the finer points of server administration ASAP.
But once it's done, we will finally be able to embark on many of the new features we've long been promising.
Overall I am very confident about the future of the site. I think the next few months are going to be very exciting.
In May, this site will be seven years old, which is quite scary.