I'm calling it a success.
Our fundraising goal for the first half of 2021 was $3,500.00 — according to my calculations, we raised $3,499.56 or 99.987% of our goal!
We missed our goal by... $0.44, yes just 44 cents!
We received 15 subscriptions on 2021-06-30 alone. When we asked the community to support[*] the site, you did!
But wait; there's more! As of the time of this writing, here were 6 more subscriptions (which netted us $113.82) that came in after the 2021-06-30 23:49:49 UTC cutoff. These will be applied towards fundraising for the 2nd half of the year.
[*] Support is more than money. A big thank you to those who submit stories, write comments, moderate comments, and freely give their time to edit stories and support the systems which, together, make this a community!
Yes, we faced some challenges, but we've met them. And, through the adversity, I'd dare say it has pulled us together and made us stronger!
NB: I'll leave up the fundraising status (which show our) end-of-first-half totals for a few days, so everyone gets a chance to see them.
Lastly, I count it a privilege and distinct honor to serve the community as its Editor-in-Chief. Thank you for your encouragement and support!
Site Fundraising Status -- Almost There -- Today is Last Day of 2021H1 [UPDATES: 4]
I once timed my re-subscription, and amount, to bring the total to $666.00. But alas, the total isn't updated. I suppose it is only updated manually.