Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Fundraiser — January 11, 2016 at 11:46 am

BREAKING: Big news for Eclectablog! A new year. A new site. A new writer.


I’m excited to announce some big news for Eclectablog readers. Two pieces of news, actually. First, the site will be undergoing a major facelift in the coming month. We will be moving to a more mobile device-friendly theme that will make reading our content even easier than it is now. We’re working on it this week and hope to unveil the new site by the end of the month if the stars align.

Second, we’ll be bringing on a new writer later this week or next. She’s an African American woman with a terrific voice and unique perspective. I’ll keep her identity a secret for the moment but here’s a hint: she’s written guest posts for us before.

That brings me to an ask for you, our readers. Over the past year I have stripped down the advertising on the site including removal of video ads and pop-up ads that were making the site hard to read and sometimes caused people problems with their browser. The few ads that remain offer very little revenue so we are coming to you to help provide the financial support that allows us to grow and ensures that all the regular contributors to the site – Amy Lynn Smith, LOLGOP, Tony Trupiano, Emma White, John Waite, and Judy Matlock – are paid for their fine work. Our bank account is beginning to grow thin so this week we’ll be publishing a daily post asking for your support.

For those groups and individuals who find what we do here at Eclectablog worthy of supporting with a direct financial contribution, there are three ways to help.

First, you can make your donation using the PayPal form at the top of the right sidebar. You can choose which level of support you wish to give us from the dropdown box or choose a different level if you wish by using the “Other amount” box. The default is $60 which is basically $1 per week after the fees are taken out, 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. Like with the Paypal form, 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 Chris an email and he’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 work for an organization that would like to support our efforts by placing an ad, click HERE for our ad rates and more information.

By the way, you don’t have to be an organization to run an ad. Maybe you’d like to surprise your favorite progressive with a birthday message on Eclectablog or help promote your favorite group. Again, click HERE for more info.

If you cannot afford to support us financially, there are other ways that you can still help.

For instance, 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 continued support,
Chris, Anne, Amy, LOLGOP, Tony, Emma, John, and Judy