This BuzzFeed video highlighting six generations is one of the craziest presentations on generations I’ve ever seen. For starters, the music is quite ominous. Take a look and see what you think.
The six generations featured include:
- The Greatest Generation
- Silent Generation (Also called the Lucky Few)
- Baby Boomers/Generation Jones
- Generation X
- Generation Z
If you’re following the blog’s Facebook page, then you probably read about the hacking of this site. The hackers did a lot of damage including having the site de-indexed by search engines. Many years of hard work were unraveled. At one time, the site appeared in the top 10 search engine results on Google, Bing and Yahoo for search terms like Who Is Generation X. It’s now fallen to page two, which reduces traffic by about 50 percent. With hard work and consistent posting the site will be restored, but it will probably take a year or more.
And, there is more bad news. I had to pay for engineers to fix the site. It is now costing me so much to keep this site up. Except for a few Amazon links that generate very little revenue, the site is non-monetized. I do no use display ads because they pay very little and junk up the site. In this era of click-bait, I’ve been proud to offer a site with quick page load that is ad-free. But, I simply cannot afford to pay for all the security I have to buy just to keep this site hacker-free. It is a real attack on the democratization of the web. In this case, freedom of speech is quite literally not free.
I am considering a few options to offset the cost of the blog. I had a lot of plans for the site this year, but they all unraveled with the hack attack. I hope to get back on track and meet my blogging goals for 2017. A few of the things I’m considering include:
- Voluntary Annual Subscriptions ($12-15)
- Small, Ongoing Monthly Donations ($1-3)
- Gen X Shop, Branded Items
- Site Sponsorship (One banner ad)
- Crowd-source funding to pay for hosting, Site Lock, software and plugins (about $3,000 annually)
If you have other ideas, leave me a note in the comments section. As always, I appreciate your support.
Finally, you can help restore the site’s position in search engines by sharing one of the following posts on your Facebook page or Twitter account. There is no other site on the Internet that features the depth of content about Generation X like this site. It deserves to rank in the top 10 of Google for the Generation X search term. I hope you agree and will help send social signals to the search engines to help restore the site’s traffic. Again, I make no money off this site. It costs me money to keep it going.
Please share one of the following articles,
or share one of the following recent posts:
- Barry Rich Photo Archive Features the Splendid History of Gen-Xers in the 20th Century
- Loving Mary Forever
- Gen X Men Are Dying. Why?
- Plastic Charm Necklace, Argyle: 6th Graders (b. 1973) Rock 80s Fashion