The IanVisits website has been running now for just over a decade, initially as a personal blog, later adding the events listings guide to the offbeat and geeky events in London.
A hobby is now taking up a lot more time and energy to report on wider topics, of history, architecture, and of course, transport.
Apart from time — which as I hold down a full-time job is in short supply — the website has operating costs to keep it alive.
Advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but increasing demands on hosting costs, particularly following recent events causing the website to need to be “hardened” above normal hosting standards, have made it more expensive to run.
Having failed miserably at winning the lottery, it’s time to seek alternative options.
That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.
It’s very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.
Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of the IanVisits website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.
If you like what IanVisits provides, then please support the website here.
HMS Liverpool attends the Ceremony of the Constables Dues at the Tower of London
The new King’s Cross station extension a week before it opened to the public
The bottom of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf
Photo taken during a press preview of a Natural History Museum exhibition
A Victorian tunnel in Docklands being restored by Crossrail
Repair works to the Hammersmith Flyover
Presentation of a Diamond Jubilee jewel at the Tower of London
Territorial Army open evening in the City of London
An early morning rehearsal for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee procession
Olympic Rings being lifted up to Tower Bridge early on a Sunday morning
Prince William and Prince Charles at the Garter Ceremony in Windsor Castle
Fireworks by the Millbank Tower with Parliament in the foreground
The Shard skyscraper in London
Tower Bridge rehearsal for Olympics opening night ceremony
The M4 motorway during its closure for emergency road works
Crossrail construction site in East London