We’ve put a lot of ourselves into this site, including a large portion of our credit cards and disposable income on equipment, maintenance costs, hosting, business and marketing materials, and a lot more.
We’re at our limit. We’ve been developing, running, and growing Medium Difficulty on our own for an entire year – although we launched in March 2012, we’ve been working on it since September 2011. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we can’t rest on our laurels. We have big plans for Medium Difficulty, and we aren’t about to stop now. We need your help.
What will you be buying with your contribution?
1. Helping Us Focus on Medium Difficulty
You may have noticed that content updates haven’t been as frequent on the site as it used to be. We have day jobs that we’ve been using to bootstrap the site to get to this point, but the obvious downside of day jobs is that you need to make them a priority. And when we got to the point that our existing finances were tapped? We needed to focus on our responsibilities.
2. Pro-Quality Redesign, Maintenance, and Hosting
Medium Difficulty costs $50/month to host between its web and email servers, which are hosted separately. On top of that, we have quotes and offers of support from programmers, web, print, and logo designers, illustrators, and UI/UX professionals who would love to work on the site.
Thing is, we believe in paying people for quality work. We’ve been freelancers and people who have to account for every hour of their day on a billing sheet, and even volunteer projects go a lot more smoothly if everyone’s being paid for their time. We’ve been slowly saving up – see point #1 – but it’s a long grind. You can help make the site look as good as it reads.
3. Laptop & Mobile A/V Editing Station
This will allow better coverage of events and conferences, like PAX and GDC, as well as enabling A/V editing for video content, podcasts, video essays, ‘rough cut’ behind-the-scenes content, and much more. We’re not looking for a free gaming PC. We already have those, because we’re giant nerds. We need a workstation with the power and mobility to help cover these events, and we learned that by going to PAX without one.
4. Medium Difficulty Store
5. Access to the Kickstarter Gated Community
That’s where you come in. Help us make Medium Difficulty the amazing site you know it can be.
Send questions, comments, and offers of support to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t contribute, we understand – but sharing this link would really help us out.
Thanks for reading. <3