MP3 RonPaulAudio Fundraiser Thank you!
I want to thank these supporters of RonPaulAudio for
helping me on the very first day of raising funds. It's very encouraging to have the community support to improve the site.
Even tho it's intended to be an audio/mp3 site....the videos are what's getting the attention and interest. People are attracted to them and they are the most powerful tools in cementing a "converted/converting" voter.
These videos are the "cream" imo of Youtube... presented with .jpg "covers" that just simply attract the visitors' curiosity.
They really work!
(exceptwhen they don't stream....hahahahahahhh)
I will gladly continue to donate my time to keep the site as close to "breaking" news as possible as well as a thorough and exhaustive archive of RP speeches and interviews.
Maybe a dozen more donations will provide the cushion I need to bank against the monthly bill increase for streaming bandwidth hosting. This ONE push should (hopefully) see the site bills paid through FEBRUARY 2008, (so I won't have to do this again soon.)
Will you help and support this effort... I want to get this done and out of the way.
WHY THE UPGRADE?
Saturday morning, an article endorsing Ron Paul went out to 1.2 million readers of 'Dr. Mercola' and is found HERE
ronpaulaudio.com has literally been "under water" for 3 days..... they are ALL coming from this single article. His readership is alternative medicine folks who have evidently not heard of Ron Paul but obviously respect Mercola's endorsement. They are tenacious because even tho they are getting buffered trying to open and stream the MP3 files and videos..... they leave and then try again later. I checked this morning (Monday) and STILL, they are all coming from that single article.
Here is a sample of some emails I'm getting from the site:
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 2:20 PM
Subject: PROBLEMS WITH AUDIO
We would really enjoy listening to RP, BUT, the site evidently doesn't have enough bandwidth.. We have two sites of our own and understand the issues..Please have someone work on this so we can ALL listen.. Yes, we have broadband, highspeed yada- the site isn't up to snuff!
yup....I got swamped today....I'm working on it.... thanks for the visit!
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:23 AM
Subject: problem with your site
Just to let you know, it took around two minutes for your site to open and the first video would continually stop and go. I have high speed so the 'hourglass' is not at this end. Hopefully someone or some 'entity' is not screwing around with your site. As an alternative physician I DO want to know more about Ron Paul. I will try again later...
Dear Dr. Haskell....
I know the problem is on my end. I work the site from my home.
Never knew it would grow into the #3/4/5? Ron Paul site.... just started doing what I loved and it grew!
I need to move the web hosting. The campaign is going to explode in the coming months.
It comes down to dollars to buy bandwidth. Simple as that... so I am considering how to raise funds to pay for an Amazon S-3 host account. I am far from a web developer.... just a Ron Paul lover at heart so this is all new territory for me.
The surge will die back.... so please come back and visit www.ronpaulaudio.com soon.... it's a treasure of knowledge and hope.
I want to stream the files from an Amazon S-3 account that offers almost unlimited bandwidth so the site will function optimally
no matter how many visitors are trying to stream simultaneously.
The potential monthly bills for this scare me because the Amazon is a "pay for what you use" program..... and who knows how popular our candidate is GOING to become as this phenomenon grows.
Exciting.... but scary if I'm alone with the bills.
Thanks for any help in this..... and btw I have my $100 ready to go on the 5th!!!!
Donate to the Campaign FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is the link to the RonPaulAudio Chip-in:
and one HERE as well.
Thanks to the Friends of RonPaulAudio in advance.
(and a BIG thank you to Guerilla for your help and encouragement with this effort to upgrade the site!)