BoomerCafé needs your help

We at BoomerCafé are deeply appreciative of you, our audience, and ask for your help.

Here’s why: back in September, BoomerCafé vanished for the first time in 20 years.

It wasn’t our fault. A technician at our website’s server company accidentally entered the wrong command in the system that controls all the hosting company’s clients. Fewer than ten characters. But that’s all it took to (gasp!) … delete everything. Not just BoomerCafé, but in the wink of an eye, thousands of websites, including ours, vanished. Recovery required five days … an eternity in the Internet environment.

The Café Guys … the co-founders and old friends behind BoomerCafé.com. David Henderson (left) with Greg Dobbs.

In those few days, our audience naturally plummeted from a position as a globally leading online site for baby boomers to… well, you can imagine.

BoomerCafé doesn’t sell stuff, and we don’t ask for anything but your following, as baby boomers from around the world share their stories and ideas. We suppose we are a little old-fashioned that way but we highly respect our audience.

So, here’s what we ask of you: please lend a hand in rebuilding our online audience. Please go to BoomerCafé.com as often as you can to check out new stories, please sign up for occasional email updates, and please share awareness (story links) for BoomerCafé with your friends.

Hopefully, we’ll get those audience numbers back to normal.

Thanks,

Greg and David

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4 Comments

  1. Yikes! What a disaster! I find this a wonderful site for ‘boomers’, so let’s all help to do what we can! And BTW, I also more than appreciate the open views expressed here, and being able to speak freely. That’s worth more than it’s weight in gold in my book. Especially these days. Freedom of speech is something we should all fight to protect, and we have that here.

  2. Five days off grid? That’s really tough, but don’t despair. We were hacked at Impakter Magazine back in May and had to shut down for 2 weeks (!!). Now we’re back bigger than ever (our Alexa ranking is rising, we’ve never been better) and the site loads up faster and what’s important, it is more secure too.

    It’s true that on Internet, 5 days can be an “eternity” but it’s also true that the absence is not even noticed by most readers (I never noticed you were off grid!) It’s a fact, your friends simply stay around and are happy to return.

    How many times has a site you like failed to upload? When that happens, you try later or the next day. That’s what we all did with Boomer Café, thumbs up!

  3. Thanks for the update, David and Greg.

    Sorry to hear about the disaster. I think I did try to go to Boomer Cafe while it was down. I had no idea of the extent of the problem.

    Thanks for all the hard work getting Boomer Cafe back up.

    Your site is on my blog. I do promote Boomer Cafe on Twitter and elsewhere as well as tell friends about the site.

    Best of luck, Ria

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