Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser, Meta — April 8, 2014 at 7:00 am

Day 2 (Second Quarter Fundraiser): 3 Reasons You Should Support Eclectablog


Your donation supports…

1. Voices you don’t hear anywhere elsetipjar

No one else in Michigan is covering the problems with the EAA (the state takeover of Detroit’s schools) in the kind of depth that Chris is. And he is making space for the teachers working under the new authority to share what they are seeing on the ground in a way that absolutely no one else is.

2. A great team of commentators

Just look at how the blog covered the Obamacare roll-out: Amy’s stories of people helped by the ACA; LOLGOP’s highlighting deceitful anti-ACA ads; and Charles Gaba on his own site tracking actual enrollment.

3. Anne’s beautiful photography (and writing)

Like this beautiful piece about a lesbian couple married in Ann Arbor last month.


With newsroom budgets still on the decline, this blog is one of the few places you can still find in-depth coverage of the big issues in our state. But we need your help to keep it up.

Here’s how you can give:

First, you can make your donation using the PayPal link below. You can change the amount if you wish. The default is $50, less than $1 per week — way less than you would spend on a newspaper subscription, and less than it would cost to buy even a gas station coffee once a week.


Or you can wait until the TinyPass pop-up pops up (every tenth click on the site) and donate that way. If you do that, the popups will go away as long as you have cookies enabled. Again, the default amounts for annual or monthly donations can be adjusted to whatever you wish them to be.

If you would prefer to send a check, send Chris an email and he will give you the address. This is the most beneficial way for us because it avoids the Paypal and Tinypass fees that are taken from contributions to the site.

And finally, you can come to the 10-year blogaversary party that will be taking place at the Arbor Brewing Microbrewery (formerly the Corner Brewery) in Ypsilanti on May 1st from 7-9 p.m. If you’d like to make a donation in person, enjoy some free beer, and have a chance at some fun door prizes, please plan to join us then. Our special guest will be the incredible Lizz Winstead, comedian, author, and co-creator of The Daily Show. Lizz will be doing a special Eclectablog comedy set and talking about her exciting new project Lady Parts Justice. LPJ will be bringing a major political event to Lansing this fall before the election and you’ll get to hear more about that at our party.

For more details, updates, and to RSVP, visit our Facebook Blogaversary event page HERE.

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