It’s a big day for us at Raging Chicken Press. We’ve passed yet another milestone: 500,000 page views since we first started back in July 2011. I don’t think I imagined this site would have grown so much in such a short period of time. I want to thank all of you who have supported us, shared our work, and told your friends and family about “the Chicken.”
A special thanks goes out to our members and supporters who have made it possible to keep this site going. None of us get paid for the work we do here, but that doesn’t mean there are not costs. We’ve had to upgrade our server space three times since 2011 in order to handle our growing traffic, which has represented a significant increase in our costs. Thanks to our members and supporters we’ve been able to keep pace with our web site traffic and even expand our reach. We’ve also managed to upgrade our computers, purchase digital recorders, and even run some modest promotional campaigns. That’s all thanks to you.
If you like the work we go, please take a few minutes and become a member for as little as $5/month. For the cost of a decent beer, you can make a significant contribution to keeping Raging Chicken going strong. If you don’t want to become a member (and receive a free gift and cool swag), you can certainly make a one-time contribution as well.
Over this summer, we will be working on some exciting new plans that will expand progressive, activist media in Pennsylvania in significant ways. Readers of Raging Chicken already know about our close relationship with the Rick Smith Show. We now have a regular segment on the Rick Smith Show – Raging Monday! – every Monday at 4:30 pm. Sean Kitchen, our Assistant Editor, is now working for the Rick Smith Show in Harrisburg. Last year Raging Chicken Press helped get the Lehigh Valley Vanguard off the ground. Lehigh Valley Vanguard is a “visual and literary symposium of intellectuals and artists,” and a space for radical thought in Valley. We continue to support the Lehigh Valley Vanguard and will expand our relationship in the coming months.
There is so much we can do and there is so much we need to do.
We have another presidential election cycle in 2016 and we want to make sure that progressive values are front and center. You can help up ramp up our coverage by becoming a member now.
For now, I want to thank all of your for reading, sharing, and supporting the work we do. And I want to