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Independence Week Special: 17 months for $76

July 1, 2019

Beginning today, Inside the Gators will continue its yearly tradition of celebrating leaving the shackles of Network life and finding our freedom as an independent site.

Okay, so that might be a bit overly dramatic.

While we haven't gone through trials and tribulations anywhere near the scale of those faced by our freedom finding forefathers, I do feel a sense of renewal and independence now that we are out on our own.

Maybe I have been a bit shallow in the past, because yes, I've taken history, read the books and certainly celebrated the 4th of July each year, but I don't know if I have ever really appreciated the risk those men undertook to get us to where we are today.

I am in no way comparing taking a site independent with starting a nation or comparing my hardships to theirs. 

Come on, I'm not that dense.

If you read my introductory article - On the Mark: ITG on the Move - to begin the new site, you come to the realization that I basically lucked into where I was. There was no prior planning, it honestly all just came together to happen.

However, that's not the case here.

Taking Inside the Gators independent was by far the biggest risk I have ever taken.

There was no guarantee that this was going to fly.

It would have been a safer path to travel to stick with an existing site in some fashion. Would going out on our own work? Would we sink or swim?

Though on a much smaller scale, we had some of the same worries and a sense of trepidation as any one else bucking the norm and taking a chance to find something better.

That makes every milestone seem like a much larger win along the way than it probably actually is. So please bear with me as we do a victory lap celebrating the fast start we have gotten off to.

We are celebrating this entire week – as we will in future years in some fashion – Inside the Gators decision to follow its own path to freedom.

I can't thank each and everyone of you enough.

As for those who have yet to take the plunge, I wanted to make the water just a little bit warmer for you.

For this week only - from 7/1 to 7/8, for first time members only - you can join us in our newly found freedom with our special Independence Week promotional offer of 17 months of Inside the Gators for just $76.00 (55% off the normal subscription price) or four months for $17.76 (44% off the normal subscription price).

No, that isn't a misprint and no, I'm not the least bit crazy. I wanted to do something - maybe even just for myself - to declare our independence. I didn't have to clear this with several people up a chain of command and await word if I could do it. I wanted to do something out of the ordinary to celebrate our good fortune and decided to do it without consulting anyone.

Risk and/or reward, it all falls on me.

That is the definition of independence.

I'm not even going to write this as we would a traditional promotion. Instead I just want to say I hope you have an incredible Independence Week, and in-between all the celebrating, don't forget the great risk our forefathers took to get us to where we are today, and if it comes about, don't be afraid to take a risk of your own.

Independence Week Special: 17 months for $76

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