Sunday, November 25, 2018

What is @whatsuptucson worth to you?

Hi. I'm Ken, the @whatsuptucson owner / chief Tweeter.

@whatsuptucson was started as a idea over a decade ago to talk about things going on around Tucson. The follower count has grown to over 88,000 wonderful people in the last ten years.

I estimate that I've spent a minimum of over 10,000 hours in the last 10+ years tweeting, retweeting, and managing the content. It originally featured mostly community events and traffic issues and has grown to include a variety of locally focused content that followers have asked for and contributed.

I handle every tweet and retweet manually (no automation). I check and manage tweets 365 days a year early mornings, middays, and late nights and every free moment I can find. I believe that it's part of the reason why it has had grown like it has and is used by citizens, law enforcement, and news organizations in southern Arizona to get a pulse on what's happening in Tucson every day.

I had an incident occur in October where I lost my full time job of nearly seven years. My other half also lost his job in November. I'm currently the only breadwinner in our house. While people lose jobs all the time, it has created the requirement for the hours spent on @whatsuptucson to become a stream of income.

If you do feel the service provided is worth something to you, then check out the links below. Kick in a buck. Or five, or ten, or twenty, or a thousand, or a million. I'm asking for a donation of any size. Whatever you think it is worth to you.

Since it's not really right to make this open ended, my goal for 2018 is $8,800 -- which equals a buck each from ten percent of followers.

Current donations total: $4,257
Amount needed to reach goal: $4,543

Thank you.




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