I have been in the hosting business since 2003, with Pagewaiter.com. I never planned on making a living at it, I just wanted a way to help offset the cost of hosting my many websites. After five exciting years I found it difficult to manage my growing number of customers and my many projects. So this year I decided to close up shop and no longer sell hosting publicly. I will still offer hosting to friends and friends of friends, but that’s all.
To keep the domain name active I have brainstormed a great idea. I am going to turn Pagewaiter into a Community of Independent Bloggers that support each other with blog promotion, training, brainstorming, and open discussion. It’s going to be a one page website with a list of member bloggers.
The backbone of the community will be a member’s only message board where the bloggers talk about blogging practices, promotion strategies, technical support, success stories, interests, and general chit chat.
Members will pool their strengths and help each other out. I have been part of groups like this before and they helped me learn a lot. For them to work well, all member bloggers need to be active players in the community.
If you would like to be a part of this let me know, I will be setting up the new site in the next few days. If you would like to be part of this just use the contact forum on this site to reach me. All I need is your blog’s address and a little information about yourself.
Note: As of right now my hosting companies site is still up. I hope to have that changed by the end of the week. Also, I already have four members signed up so far. I want the group to start with 10 members, then after a few months start adding more. So that means there are six more spots left.