I’m going to keep this short and sweet today. Eclectablog is not about all of us getting wealthy from our work here. We do it because we KNOW it’s important and we KNOW it’s making a difference; sometimes small, sometimes not so small. But, if we’re going to be true to our values as progressives, we believe that all of our contributors deserve compensation for their excellent work. It’s not enough by my personal standards but it’s not nothing and nothing is precisely what many blogs “pay” their writers. That’s not the case at Eclectablog.
We have monthly bills for Cloudflare and Wordfence that keep the site humming along and unburdened by malicious attacks to take it down. We pay for webhosting and podcast hosting and a whole array of things to make your experience on the site as pleasant as possible. And we do it without running annoying ads, popups, and autoplay videos that slow down the site and make it suck on mobile devices.
In return, we ask the community of folks who are regular visitors to make a financial commitment from time to time to keep us going.
Please consider making a contribution and joining the growing community of supporters here at Eclectablog. One really terrific way to support us is to make a recurring monthly donation. 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. As Mitchell Robsinson put it, every dollar and voice counts. Thank you for your support.
P.S. Over the past year or two, Google, Twitter, and Facebook have changed their algorithms significantly meaning that fewer people are seeing our content in Google searches and on the various social media platforms. You can help us out by sharing our content far and wide and it won’t cost you a thing.