Throughout the course of my work as a broadcaster, blogger, activist and advocate I often wonder where I would be without Eclectablog. What if, as I shudder, Eclectablog didn’t exist? What then?
I asked Chris Savage, the founder and editor of this great blog, how does he do what he does? How is he so plugged in? (and I am NOT unfamiliar to being plugged in.) He said it was a result of all the mailing lists that he is on. Well, I am on many, if not most, of the same lists. So, although I appreciated his dismissal of my praise, I wasn’t convinced that it was just mailing lists. And I know I am right.
Chris and the amazing people I work with at Eclectablog have become trusted voices. Voices that matter and voices that are truth-telling, even when that truth is difficult or even painful. Chris, Anne, Jason, Amy, and Emma are all people of great intelligence who bring a vast array of life experiences and points of view to this amazing news source. They are trusted voices for a reason, and the honest reason that Chris and my colleagues bring untold and critical stories and ideas to this community and to you is because the general public, people like you and I, people who can find no other “news” source willing to tell their stories or their truths, have found an opportunity here where few other opportunities exist. The reason Eclectablog succeeds and is nationally recognized for its work is because the reality is that there are fewer and fewer truly passionate writers and news organizations committed to the truth the way Eclectablog is. Those of you who read us regularity know that is the truth. I continue to be honored to be a member of this staff and have a place to tell truth in a way that has an impact.
Eclectablog has broken major news stories, provided guest columns that tell stories of deep human impact and profound reality, and give us all access to many sides of an issue that are often ignored or underreported. For those who want the truth and who want it no matter what, we turn to Eclectablog for a reason. We turn to Eclectablog because what is done here has an impact and is more than just about telling stories or offering opinions. In the case of my colleagues, those opinions and the education they provide are remarkable, for sure. We may not agree on all things, and that is absolutely OK. But the one thing we can agree on is that with the leadership of Chris Savage and the staff he has assembled, making sure we all have a voice has made a difference. That is an indisputable fact!
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.
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Thanks so much for your support,
Chris, Anne, Amy, LOLGOP, Tony, Emma, and Charles