First off, a most sincere Thank You! We are so grateful to have a place to call home, somewhere to pursue our mutual interests, somewhere to be with friends. We all have that – thanks to your generous efforts.
We, the undersigned, are interested in feeling even more a part of what we proudly consider ‘our’ community. We currently support the site with our presence, our fiction, and our comments aimed at encouraging others. We are interested in taking our support of the Storyboard for Naked Fiction (https://nficstoryboard.com/) up a notch.
Don’t get us wrong, we aren’t interested in playing a role in managing the site. That seems to be well in hand. Instead, we’d like you to consider allowing us to participate in the costs of the site. We know it is not free and we feel there is no reason for all the costs to be borne by one individual. It is our belief, that by spreading the financial costs of maintaining the site across those who volunteer to participate, that the future of the site – of the community, our community – can be ensured into the foreseeable future.
Indeed, this storyboard is your site, your creation, your baby. And it’s wonderful. Maybe, by allowing us to take part more fully, your creation can continue to thrive and grow. It’s of course up to you, but we’d love to see the site remain free and open (and advertising free). We feel that a number of people (not just the undersigned) would step forward, voluntarily participating financially in a site that we’ve grown to love. We imagine that it wouldn’t be just writers, but readers as well, that would want to play a larger part.
In short, it is wonderful that you have put so much into supporting this community, that you’ve come all this way by yourself, paying all the bills. What we are asking is for you to consider sharing that responsibility with us. Potentially, there could be a way for those who are interested to sign up and contribute monthly, annually, or even on a one time basis. There are quite a number of examples of sites on the World Wide Web that are user supported. And, if we are successful at raising funds for the site, perhaps there are feature enhancements that we would all benefit from.
If it’s another sort of support that you need, not just financial help, then we are open to discussing that as well.
Sincerely (in alphabetical order),
Arthwys, Blair, Cave, and ReaderMan