I think it has become obvious that I personally do not have the time or dedication to properly take care of this site anymore. I no longer have a boat. Other hobbies and life activities occupy my time now.
I’ve come to a tough decision but I think its the right one. It’s time for me to sell the site or hand over the promotional reigns of the site to a new person or group of persons. I’m doing this so that the site can again flourish and be the best resource for information for the Lake Winnebago boating community. Which has always been the mission.
I am offering the site for outright sale or on a free lease.
If there is a person or group of people that would like to promote and drive traffic to the site while I still maintain the back end and hosting I’m good with that. The lease would be free as long as the site is being promoted and stays active and it does not turn into a profit generating business. Think of this as more of a community service type agreement. If good faith is show over a couple boating seasons by said leaser to keep the site free and open, I would be inclined to transfer the domain name etc to them for a very very small price. The spirit of the site has always been to be free and by the boaters for the boaters, it means more to me to keep that dream alive than to get any type of a paycheck out of this. (Something I have never taken from the ownership of this site.)
If there is a person or business that is interested in an outright purchase, you will get the following:
The BoatingWinnebago.com domain name.
The Wordpess and SMF website and databases for moving to new hosting.
Facebook page with almost 1000 likes
twitter account and youtube channel.
All promotional materials I have.
Once you own the domain name, it is yours to do with as you please but I’ll be very selective and want to know your intentions.
Even with the reduction in activity the site still is #1 ranked site in most major search engines for boating on lake Winnebago and is consistently in the top 10 for just about any search related to lake Winnebago. That is not by accident.
If you are interested in the site, please send an email to Webmaster@BoatingWinnebago.com or use the contact form here: http://www.boatingwinnebago.com/contact/
If there is no interest I will be shutting down the site, but will still register the domain name for the foreseeable future to avoid any online domain wholesale places getting a hold of it.