6-Year Anniversary: New and Improved Server
We should be completely up and running on a brand new server! We’ve transitioned off of shared hosting and onto our own server, giving us the power and speed to grow. Keen and Graev’s Gaming Blog started back in February 2007. Exactly six years ago we began creating unique content based on our opinions and experiences with video games and the industry — time sure has flown by! It’s fitting now that we’re trying to do whatever it takes to bring our readers (that’s you) the best experience possible.
You should notice the site feels ‘snappier’, ‘quicker’, ‘faster’, and hopefully never goes down or gets suspended again. During this transition phase, if you notice any issues, errors, and problems with the site, I ask that you bring them to our attention immediately.
Upgrading has come at a cost. We had the luxury of locking in at a great shared hosting price when we started with our previous host 6 years ago. Unfortunately, our costs have increased by nearly 14x as a result of the move. Luckily, I had the idea to begin placing ads on our site to cover costs. I believe everything happens for a reason; without these ads we would not be able to afford a new server, and would likely have had to go dark. We would also like to thank our generous donators for helping us maintain all of our services. You guys have helped us through the tough months with your generosity — you’re absolutely awesome people.
Moving forward, we hope to develop new ways to bring in money to cover costs and fund projects for the blog. Some of you have suggested we begin merchandising, others think hosting a minecraft server (which we can do now) and charging a premium for in-game services would bring in revenue. We’re thinking hard about ways to provide value, and we welcome your ideas.
Thank you for being readers of our blog!