One of my favorite lines from the epic novel Infinite Jest by the late David Foster Wallace is, “He’s one of these people who doesn’t need much, much less much more.” That pretty much describes me. Anne and I live a fairly simple life without a lot of expensive toys besides our computers and iPads. However, in order to run a blog, you need to raise funds if the writers are to be paid. And writers SHOULD be paid. As progressives we fight every day to build a world where people are respected, treated fairly, and given a fair wage for their work. It’s hypocritical to ask writers to write for free and we should all insist that they aren’t taken advantage of.
So, we have to do fundraisers. I’m not big on begging for money but, four weeks out of the year, that’s what we do. As out of character as it is for me to do that, it’s worth it so that we can continue to build this amazing thing we’ve created.
To put it bluntly, I want money. That’s what I want.
I promise to use it wisely : )
If you’d like to join those who find what we do here at Eclectablog worthy of supporting financially, there are three ways to help.
First, you can make your donation using the PayPal link below. You can change the amount if you wish. The default is $50 which is basically $1 per week, a pretty good value.
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. They are currently set to be around $1 per week. Again, it’s a great value.
Finally, if you would prefer to send a check, send me an email and I’ll 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.
If you cannot afford to support us financially, you can still help. Please share our content on your Facebook page or other social media like Twitter, Reddit, etc. Put a “Like” on our Facebook page and click the “Invite friends” button and encourage your friends to like us, too.
Thanks so much for your support,
Chris, Anne, Amy, LOLGOP, Emma, and Charles