A message from chairman Maomaury to reach.cash
You are clearly not doing good.
You are clearly a very talented individual. You setup a successful website, and iterated on it to make it great. Now you have many users, and they are demanding more and more. You are stretched thinner and thinner. You know that if you stop, everything will unravel real quick. You are seeing your life be sucked away by this thing that you created and you start to resent it. Irritability, loss of your sense of humor and passive aggressiveness are the signs.
You find yourself in this position because your incentives are misaligned. The more this website is successful, the more work you end up having on your plate. But the resources which are available to you do not grow in proportion, and you therefore find yourself in an unsustainable position. You love this thing you created, so you do not want to let it die, and yet, it is killing you.
You accepted large donations. However, while they come with no string attached, really, did they? There is an expectation coming with these donation. The expectation that you will keep things going. The expectation that you will not change direction in a way the donor would not like. Pulling a bait and switch on donors would indeed be a very dishonorable ting to do. You know it, they know it. Every other single prospect donor knows it. No need for a contract for this.
You have one way out of this. Extract a profit from what you have created. The more successful it will be, the more resources you'll have to handle it. It will not be eating away your life, but it will feed it instead. Reading between the lines in your posts, it is clear that you consider not having benefited from read.cash a good thing. Let me be blunt: it is not and it is why you are having so many problems today.
You don't have anyone preventing you from taking VC money, taking a fee on activities on the site or anything else. This limitation is self imposed and you can free yourself any time. This is hard, first and foremost because you will have to reconsider a to of things. This is not simply a business model change. This is a worldview change. This is hard. I urge you to do it anyways. For this website, for this community, but first and foremost for yourself.
Take a day off. Or two. Or more. Go see some friends. Do not check your mail, support tickets or anything. If the server goes offline, then so be it. Cool down. Wait for your sense of humor to come back. And when this happen, come back on this website, work on monetizing it and grow the shit out of it.
This is worth it. You are worth it.