a WordPress blog on the London bombing http://www.werenotafraid.com has been slashdotted without the slash dot. They've had 294 gigs of bandwidth used up and 4 million hits so far, and they need some sponsorship to cover the bandwidth, which was around Â£1500 a month so far. Alfie Dennen, the creator of the site who has 6 friends helping him round the clock has been interviewed on CNN, BBC, the Guardian newspaper etc.
â€œShow the world that weâ€™re not afraid of what happened in London, and that the world is a better place without fear.
Itâ€™s more about â€œweâ€™re not afraidâ€? and less about â€œbring em onâ€?. See the distinction?
Send your fearless images to:
Great site, great messages, great photos, great WordPress blog. There are 1,000 photos up so far from all corners of the globe. Quite inspirational. The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. This blog is an antidote to that fear. Iâ€™â€™ve posted a pic and would encourage people to do the same.
To put the 4 million hits in perspective, the Daily Kos blog, one of the top 3 blogs in the blogosphere ranked by the number of incoming links on the Truth Laid Bare blog ecosystem has an average of 537,037 hits per day. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s 4 million unique hits or 4 million page views, but however you count it, thatâ€™s a hell of a lot of traffic.
So if any wordpress bloggers here know of a company who might want to sponsor the bandwidth cost on this blog for next month (this month was covered by their server), and get some good Karma built up and have your logo viewed by a couple of million eyeballs, please contact Alfie at his home blog http://www.al4ie.com.
If that doesnâ€™t work, email me Pete at adultaddstrengths.com and Iâ€™ll email you his contact info.
Here are some video interviews and links to the BBC and CNN articles with the creator of the site Alfie Dennen. http://mybossrocks.vhost.noris.net/alfie/
Just found out they have a Cafe Press site.
They just started a cafepress site to sell weâ€™re not afraid tshirts and bags. Half the profits earned from the sale of this merchandise will be allocated to server costs. The other half will be donated to the Red Cross London Bomb Relief Fund.
I don't know how much of the bandwidth those sales will cover so I'm hoping someone who either has a good heart or has a good marketing/PR sense or both will sponsor the blog so they'll be able to keep up the WP blog and all of the donations go to the Red Cross London Bomb Relief Fund.
I've blogged a bit about it on my blog http://www.adultaddstrengths.com