Uncategorized — January 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

Day 1 – First quarter fundraising drive


Brothers & sisters, can you spare a dime?

Hello, folks. As I have been talking about for some time, I am going to be doing quarterly week-long fundraising drives for Eclectablog. This is in place of running those incredibly annoying third-party ads for cellulose reduction or hot Russian singles that you see on some blogs. Once a day for seven days each quarter, I will be soliciting donations from my readers.

I put a great deal of time and care into Eclectablog. Last week I liveblogged the MLK Day march on Governor Rick Snyder’s home and then livetweeted the State of the State address two days later. Here you get exclusive photos from Anne C. Savage. I do news round-ups and even breaking coverage and news reporting.

And, of course, Eclectablog is your one-stop shop for Michigan news, particularly as it relates to our state’s new Emergency Manager law.

My coverage has been picked up by state news organizations as well the The Nation, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Ed Show and Politics Nation. Through credible and persistent writing, our story is being told.

So, what is all that worth to you every three months? $10? $25? $50? $100?

Whatever it is, it will help. I’m not asking for a few people to give a lot of money. I’m asking for a lot of people to chip in a few bucks. You can do so using the Paypal link below (for a secure, safe internet transaction using a credit card.) If you’d rather send a check, email me for details.

If you are interested in running an ad on Eclectablog, they start at $65 per month. Perhaps you or someone you know has a business they would like to promote. Maybe you and some of your friends want to pool your donations and take out a banner ad for your favorite group or organization. Use the email link under my logo to request more information about advertising on Eclectablog.

Thank you so much for your continued support.