I’m the sort of weirdo that actually listens to pledge drives on public radio. Partly it’s because I have gotten to know many of the reporters and on-air folks at my local NPR affiliate and enjoy hearing them beg me for money. But mostly it’s because, even though I am monthly sustainer, I appreciate how hard these people work day in and day out to bring me something I truly value.
Here at Eclectablog, our writers work hard day in and day out, as well, to bring you content that you have come to rely on. And we use a similar model to public radio and public television: we rely on our readers to support us so we don’t have to run annoying ads that interfere with your experience on the site. So, for seven days, four times a year, we come to you to ask that you step up and support our work.
All of the regular contributors at Eclectablog are paid for their work. That’s a rarity for blogs, even some of the bigger ones. And we’re proud of that. It’s supporting our progressive values that says EVERYONE should be fairly compensated for their work.
So here we are, hat in hand, asking you to step up.
One really terrific way to support us is to make a recurring monthly donation – the Eclectablog version of public radio’s “monthly sustainer program.” You can choose your monthly giving level using this form:
There are two other ways to help, as well. First, you can use the handy PayPal form at the top of the right sidebar to make a one-time donation via Paypal in the amount of your choice. Second, you can send a check (which avoids Paypal taking out a percentage of your donation) to Chris Savage, P.O. Box 32, Dexter, MI 48130. Please make the check payable to “Eclectablog”.
If you are able to help support us financially, we would be most grateful. There was never a more easy way to #resist. Thank you for your support. Everything we do is made possible by viewers like YOU!