You are probably aware of the ongoing improvements to WUWT I’ve made. They seem to be paying off. Lately, things have been looking up for WUWT:
WUWT has been in the top 5 on wordpress.com lately, and recently often in the top 3. Today, we are number 1 in all the millions of wordpress blogs out there and we are number two for all posts system wide:
Source: my internal wordpress dashboard (sorry, can’t link)
As a result, I’ve been invited by the higher ups at WordPress.com to join WordPress Enterprise, at a reduced rate from the normal $500 per month. There’s a backstory that I might be able to tell someday, but suffice it to say that I believe I owe this opportunity to something Al Gore did against WUWT .
This Enterprise level of service will add lots of functionality, and the best news: it will allow you to edit your comments to fix typos and other issues, a feature most often asked for.
It will open a whole new dimension for WUWT in many many ways with new features and ways to improve global visibility. This, all while maintaining the high level of uptime and hardened network firewall against the attacks from people that want to bring it down.
I’ve accepted the offer. Thanks to everyone: the moderators, the readers, and the guest authors for bringing WUWT to the top.
The change will be about a month away. There’s a major amount of importing and conversion that must be done by the wordpress.com staff.
On the downside, there’s a cost, not unlike having a monthly car payment. Gone will be the days of a free ride on wordpress.com . I’m hoping that WUWT readers might consider helping me with maintaining the experience. If so, I’ll look into a monthly PayPal program.
Thanks for your consideration, and thanks for being part of the WUWT community – Anthony Watts
Footnote: while I am congratulating the success of the WUWT community, I should also offer congratulations to Andrew Revkin for his DotEarth blog being named to TIME’s top 25. http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/dot-earth-makes-time-magazines-list-of-25-top-blogging-efforts/?_r=0