by Nathan Hamm on 4/25/2007 · 2 comments

donate.jpgMany thanks to those who have donated in response to my earlier post. Your support is greatly appreciated.

As I mentioned in that post, I am extremely proud of the success that has become. Considering that this endeavor started more or less on a lark, it never ceases to amaze me how well known this site has become and how much credibility it has garnered. Pretty cool for a bunch of amateurs. Like I said the other day though, it does take a lot of time and effort. Just to put it in perspective, the amount of time that I alone have put into since its inception nearly four years ago would be valued at about $35,000, give or take $5K.

I do this because I enjoy it, and I plan to keep doing this as long as I am able and still enjoy it. But if you find a valuable resource, please consider a donation in support of the site.

Again, many thanks to everyone for reading and being involved in It, of course, would not be a success without all of you.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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Joshua Foust April 25, 2007 at 1:05 pm

Your calculation makes me shudder at the value of the time I sink into blogging since consuming printed news has almost entirely supplanted television in my life.

Brian April 26, 2007 at 8:57 am

Fantastic site Nathan! Without it I sometimes wouldn’t know where to spend a bunch of my idle time at work. Keep up the great work!!!

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