I’ve got some good news to report.
Occidental Dissent is now 5x more active than it was a year ago. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds over the past six months. If we hadn’t gone down for two days last month because the site is getting so much more traffic, November 2019 would have been our most active month ever. It was still our second best month ever and was only eclipsed by August 2017 when we were at the height of the Charlottesville news cycle in a media firestorm. We fell into a funk for a year after Charlottesville as the Alt-Right collapsed, but have strongly rebounded this year.
Last month, I had to migrate Occidental Dissent to a new server to accommodate all the new traffic for we could to grow and for there wouldn’t be any downtime. It is a good problem to have because we want to grow and become more influential, but the catch is that with 5x as many people here the monthly bill has become 5x more expensive. As I was reminded when I renewed the bill this morning, it has gone from $25 a month to $125 a month which is a problem. I can bring that down to around $85 a month, but that would require spending $1,400 all at once.
I didn’t want to deal with the problem last month because I was focused on surpassing the Charlottesville milestone, but I have one small request. Please consider sending us a donation to the P.O. Box to help offset the cost of the new server. I don’t expect to raise the entire amount all at once, but every little bit helps to relieve this financial burden.
P.O. Box 1214
Eufaula, AL 36072
Note: I’ve neglected my email and text messages because I have been so focused on posting new content to the site, but I am going to start setting aside a day to deal with it. So busy!