Site Updates: we are staying put

Some of you might have heard some rumblings that the DocNetwork was moving away from our free home at WordPress to a free standing server, something along the lines of Well I can say, quite emphatically, that this is not the case. While I have looked into the idea of having our own domain to allow us to branch out to other ventures, and to get away from the now redundant domain, to allow each of the staff writers, their own space. However, due to the current economic climate, being what it is, and the current prices of all related or similar domains being prohibitively expensive, has meant that we, at this point in time, are not leaving the free service that WordPress have provided.

In the future, we may in fact move to a paid service, but at the time being, the fear is that we may purchase a domain now, only to close it down and move back here at the end of the domains registration period; now the suggestion was made that we might ask for donations, to pay for the domain, but as it stands the DocNetwork prides itself by being a service that gives the people the news the major services don’t touch, and to give it to them for free, sure if the public reception is receptive towards it, we might change our stance on that, but at this point in time, its better if we maintain the status quo and continue to provide you, the reader, with all the information you can digest about the issues your interested in, we have the data, we know what topics you want us to cover, and going forward you will see more product/service reviews, as well as feeing more breaking news stories.

On a sadder note, I must announce, that we have to put Big T’s Gripe list on hiatus; while there is nothing wrong with my partner in crime, Terence’s ability to publish his stories from his home, has become an issue, so while you may see a Gripe list from time to time; they will not be as frequent as they once were. As the only other writer on the DocNetwork, I wish my associate all the best, and hope to see him back as soon as he is able.

While I was absent for the last week of February, it seems that you, our loyal readers, where not; February has counted as our highest visitation period with 689 unique visits for the entire month. Now I am aware that this is because to the Bushfire coverage, as well as the coverage of the surprisingly popular warning about the services of The last two months before this point, had roughly 350 hits each, and with it being only the 9th of March, and we already have 190 hits, I can already see that March is going to be no different.
It is because of these large numbers that the DocNetwork is inching towards our 2000th visitor. It took us 4 months to get to a thousand, and it’s taken a little over a month and a half to get to 1.756 visitors. Now this number does not include those on the DocNetwork’s writing staff, otherwise we would already be well over the 2000 mark. As with all things on the internet, relevance is an important thing, and to have the number of people continually visit the DocNetwork, as well as so many new faces, is hopefully a good sign of things to come.

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