Have you made your contribution to the blogger.com server fund yet? Blogger might be a free service, but it’s run by very real and tangible human beings who are obviously trying their best to keep it at peak performance. Lately that standard hasn’t quite been met, and they admit that they need new server hardware to keep the bar raised for the future. As such, they kindly requested that bloggers around the world unite and contribute five or ten dollars towards the estimated $5000 they needed. 24hours later they are nearly three fourths of the way towards their goal!, which just proved how cool the blogging community is.
Of course, some people would argue that this is all rather scandalous and a precursor to Blogger being a service you have to pay a fee to use. To the contrary, i find the whole situation encouraging… the folks at Pyra (the business name for the Blogger folks) would rather turn to their viewing public for a decision than run to corporate sponsors or immediately charging for signing up for service. Do they expect us to bail them out of every funding problem they hit? Hopefully not. But, this situation showed just how much we all really love our little service and that we’re willing to go to bat for it. Although, i do agree with Tom when he mentioned investing in Blogger… sorta a pre-IPO claiming of stocks? Hell… either way i’m in. Maybe you should be too.