IPR turns 9 years old

IPR was launched exactly 9 years ago, on May 20th, 2008. By sheer coincidence – I was not here when the site started, but I was here not very long after that – I had a birthday today as well; a number also associated with a popular caliber of pistol, the sum of the two digits of which adds up to 9. Since it’s already almost midnight where I am and past midnight for some of you I will make this quicker and just do links for the history and prior stats:

IPR turns 8 years old

IPR turns 7 Years Old

IPR turns 6 Years Old; Paulie Turns 6 for the 7th time

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First anniversary

Currently:
17,751 Posts
305,619 Comments

Thanks to everyone who writes for, reads and comments at IPR! Sorry for the rush job compared to equivalent posts from prior years and hope to see everyone with another one next year to mark a decade of decadence.

16 thoughts on “IPR turns 9 years old

  1. paulie Post author

    Didn’t really think of myself as having been around since (almost) the beginning . . .

    I don’t think you participated here as often back then, but you definitely did some.

  2. NewFederalist

    “If you mean me … thanks! I managed to survive it without “eating a gun” ” – paulie

    I find them very difficult to chew. Wait another 5 years… the half century mark is a killer!

  3. Deran

    I’ve really enjoyed IPR for all these years! Thank you Mr Redlich and all the people who find and post articles!

  4. paulie Post author

    Happy birthday, Paulie and IPR!

    Thanks!

    PS – Now that it’s over – HAPPY now that it’s over day Paulie!

    Thank you! I appear to have somehow survived the weekend 🙂

  5. wredlich

    Happy Birthday to IPR and Paulie!

    I have been the owner of IPR since 2012. Technically I am the CEO and majority owner of SpinJ Corp, which bought IPR.

    I’m happy to continue running the site as I currently am, as a mostly absentee landlord (who doesn’t charge rent).

    On the other hand, this seems like a good time to say that I’m happy to hand over the reins to someone else if they want to buy the site. Someone who’s motivated can probably run it better and monetize it more effectively. Currently the site breaks even, or so close to even that I don’t notice whether it’s making or losing money.

    I am too often distracted by other things like suing Roger Stone, suing NYPD (both cases are going well), other lawyering, building West Boca News, building a Realtor business, writing novels (should probably only do one at a time – then maybe I’d finish one) and there’s that darn family that seems to expect my attention.

    If anyone is interested, please e-mail me – wredlich@gmail.com

  6. paulie Post author

    Thanks!

    I don’t have any money to buy it, but I’m reasonably sure I could sell banner ads for candidates, parties etc to replace the annoying google ads.

    Speaking of which; Warren – what would be the replacement amount – I think you said about $100/month? Everyone else: does anyone want to put up a banner ad, or even just make a monthly donation, so we can get cover the costs of running the site and get rid of the flashing ads near the top, on the sidebar and in the middle of articles?

  7. wredlich

    IPR averages about $100/month in AdSense revenue (Google ads). I just checked and it was $1180 for the year from May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

    April was a slow month, but the months leading up to and shortly after an election do better.

    And having looked at the numbers, I’m pretty sure we are slightly better than break-even. It costs little or nothing to host IPR as it’s part of a larger hosting account. Again if someone were motivated, spending more on hosting would improve site performance – though I think it runs pretty well as is.

  8. paulie Post author

    I guess no one reading this wants to sink money into banner ads or contributions to get rid of the google ads. I am wondering if posting the question in a separate post would yield different results. Haven’t decided if it’s worth it yet.

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