Moleskinerie is not run by a team of bloggers. Moleskinerie is kept alive by one man: Armand Frasco. It's Armand who scours the net for high quality articles on the Moleskine and all things related. It's Armand who foots the bills for hosting and bandwidth, who pays the monthly TypePad bills. It's Armand who manages the comments and incoming feedback.
Today, Armand posted a request to readers to support him in maintaining Moleskinerie:
I thought I could do it without asking for help this year but it has come to a point where I really need your assistance. As you may already know, Moleskinerie.com is a personal project and essentially a one-man operation (with help from Joy and our other friends). With traffic averaging 17,000/ week from notebook aficionados all over the world what used to be a hobby now takes a practically all of my personal time. Beside website maintenance, responding to email, press queries and community housekeeping (on FLICKR and GoogleGroups) has become part of my daily routine.
With a modest budget I need your support to keep Moleskinerie online.
Moleskinerie is one of those places I visit daily because I always find an interesting post there. The posts Armand cooks up always intrigue me, make me think or inspire me. Let me tell you, that's no small feat.
So, today I made a small donation to Armand and to Moleskinerie. I felt it was the least I could do. If you're a Moleskine fan and enjoy Moleskinerie, I encourage you to drop by the request page today and donate:
Let's show Armand how much we appreciate all he does for us Moleskine fans!