If you like Empty Mirror and would like to support it, thank you! Here are some ways to do that:
Support EM with a contribution
Our expenses are growing as the site does.* All funds raised go toward the growing cost of keeping Empty Mirror online. EM is signed up with several services to process contributions.
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Is there something you like – or don’t like – about the Empty Mirror site? Do you have ideas or want to volunteer? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Email me here.
Empty Mirror would be nothing without its readers. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest and for your support.
Wondering what expenses EM incurs? Here are the major ones. Currently, income doesn’t cover expenses.
- domain names
emptymirrorbooks.com — plus .net & .org
We have a VPS. Since the site and the number of visitors to it are growing quickly, in 2019 we’ll likely need to upgrade to a bigger VPS or go to a dedicated server.
- site backup
The site is backed up daily to AWS and also to an offline backup drive, to be used if the site should ever become compromised.
- hosting backup
The entire hosting account is backed up weekly for easy restoration should something catastrophic happen to our webhost or to the account.
- security software
Necessary to help prevent the situations noted above.
We’d also like to upgrade our Submittable account to allow for more editors, readers, and submissions. And, eventually we’d like to be able to pay contributors.