Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter Fundraising Extravaganza

I'll be honest here. The advertising model of sustaining this blog is, well, no longer sustainable. It worked pretty well from 2004-2008, ok from 2009-2011, and then last year basically started to fall apart completely. In order to continue doing this as my primary activity, I'm going to have to see this more of a user-supported activity then an ad-supported one. There are bills to pay.

I hate posts like this. I know it sounds like "give me money or the blog gets it." I don't think I'm entitled to earn money for my little hobby of shooting my mouth off on the internet. But if Andrew Sullivan can raise 12 billion dollars for being wrong about basically everything, then maybe the user-supported model is the way to go. I've been proved fucking right at least a couple of times, and that has to be worth something.

So consider a wee gift. Thanks for your generosity! And readers really have been very generous over the years.