Off Topic: Looking for Sponsoring

April 15th, 2009

today and tomorrow is looking for sponsoring.
Why? Almost 2 weeks ago my current web host took my website temporally offline because today and tomorrow was causing too much server load. They told me that I have to upgrade my server package to a managed one, due to the growing numbers. This means some serious extra costs. That’s why I’m looking for some sponsoring.

My first idea was a PayPal donation button, you can find it in the sidebar on the right. Every micro-payment helps. Of course some larger corporate help is appreciated too.
If I look at my statics, I can see that some of you work for some really nice brands. For example, the third biggest traffic causing network in March was that big American sportswear brand. Others work in creative agencies, almost every known network is represented together with some well known independent ones. Maybe you guys can hoop me up with a nice monthly sponsor, which would get some decent space in the sidebar.

Any input is very welcome, shoot me an email: info at todayandtomorrow dot net.
Thank you all in advance!

I hope I don’t have to bother you again with this issue.
So to make this at least a little interesting, here is a little graphic, inspired by the Google Analytics paintings by Evan Roth, which shows you the top 500 cities (from almost 12000) where the visitors of today and tomorrow came from in March.

UPDATE 15/04/09 13:45: Here are some more numbers from March 2009: today and tomorrow had 587,183 pageviews according to Google Analytics. The server logs tell me that the server had 9.525.366 hits and 468 Gb of data was transferred.

UPDATE 16/04/09 11:06: Thanks to everyone who used the PayPal donations button! Also thanks to those who have send me an email with ideas and sponsoring offers. I’ll get back to you asap.
Ruben brought to my attention that the PayPal landing page is in German, although my account is in English. I’ve contacted PayPal to get this issue resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience!

UPDATE 17/04/09 11:12: The PayPal landing page is now in English. And thanks again for the support!

top 500 cities in March

Web Trend Map 2009

April 5th, 2009

Just like the last 3 years, the Web Trend Map 2009 by the Information Architects gives you the perfect overview of the internet. They mapped the 333 most influential web domains and the 111 most influential internet people onto the Tokyo Metro map. The height of a station refers to its traffic, revenue and trend. Its width represents the stability of the company behind the domain. If it is possitioned on a main line then it is a classic site and so on.
It is nice to see how they add more info over the years. The only minus is the black layout.

Web Trend Map 2009

Web Trend Map 2009

LeadAwards 2009 Commendation

April 3rd, 2009

The reason why I was in Hamburg the last 2 days, was because of the LeadAwards 2009. today and tomorrow received a commendation in the category weblog of the year. The LeadAwards is one of the most import awards for print and online work in Germany. The big difference to other awards is the fact that you can’t submit your work or website, they have to find you. So I’m very happy with the commendation! Like I said before: content is king, so a big thank you to all those today and tomorrow content creators.
But that was only one part of my visit to Hamburg. The weather was excellent, which is quite important when you visit a city. I had really great time thanks to my private tour guide Miguel. I also had the chance to go onto the roof of the Flak Tower IV in St. Pauli. You can’t find a better view over city than from up there (but I really liked all the concrete), thank you Judith!

(The normal today and tomorrow updates should resume shortly.)

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Off Topic: Server Problems

April 1st, 2009

You might have noticed that today and tomorrow is having some server problems. Over the last few months, the traffic on this website quadrupled, even during the last few days there was a peak of almost 100.000 visits a day. It basically reached a point where my current shared web server can’t handle it any more. So I’ll have to invest in some bigger hosting package.
But that comes along with some serious costs. The google ads, on the single post pages, generate only a fraction of those. Therefore I’ll have to come up with some other ways to finance today and tomorrow. Sponsorships or donations through PayPal would be an option. But I don’t want it to be obtrusive at all.
I would like to ask your input on these thoughts. If any one has some good tips how to optimize wordpress for this kind of traffic, please leave a comment too.

I would also like to thank all the artists, designers etc. who produce all the great work which I can feature – collect – archive on today and tomorrow. Content is king!

So again, sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your comments,
Pieter

PS: I’m off to Hamburg tomorrow, I’ll have to leave you alone with this messed up server till Thursday evening.

UPDATE (April 3, 2009 – 1:17 AM):
Thank you all for the comments! And no this wasn’t an April 1st joke. The timing is pure coincidence.
My current shared hosting plan has unlimited data transfer included, so that can’t be the problem. I also have a wordpress cache plugin installed, but I will look into those other ones.
I’ll contact my host tomorrow and ask what’s the problem. Maybe the server can’t handle that many request per second or so.
It’s possible that a PayPal donation button will appear in the sidebar, we’ll see.

Hamburg

March 27th, 2009

I’ll be in Hamburg on April 1st and 2nd, for the first time ever … shame on me … maybe. So I need some tips, where to go to, exhibitions, galleries, shops … Is there some website like berlin.unlike but for Hamburg? Hamburg is like a blank sheet of paper to me. Thanks!

nothing to say, nothing to sell by spanier

photo by spanier

Failure to plan

March 18th, 2009

found at THIS WASTELAND

Trophy Size Matters

June 23rd, 2008

Trophy Size Matters by catalogtree

Trophy Size Matters, an infographic by catalogtree.

Copper Table Light

April 16th, 2008

Copper Table Light by Tom Dixon

This is the new Copper Table Light by Tom Dixon, he presented it today together with other new products at Superstudio Più in Milan, Italy. I really like its surface and color, he actually has some more designs using copper. Today was the official start of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, we will see what the next days bring.

Web Trend Map 2008

March 5th, 2008

web_trend_map_2008.jpg

The Web Trend Map 2008 is finally out of beta, get your copy now! It definitely looks clearer as last years one, now let’s compare them.

Pronunciation

February 28th, 2008

This YouTube account should be bookmarked by every rapper out there who drops brand names like they’re hot. We’ve all heard Americans talk about ar-mannn-yyy, guki and versake before.


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