I have a quick question for y’all. Do you spend five dollars a month on your favorite sources of entertainment, enlightenment, information, and distraction? Do you spend five dollars a month on, say, books? Magazines? Cable TV? Pay porno sites? Music downloads? Video games? Live wrestling? Movies?
Do you think it’s worth it?
If so, I’d like to ask you to consider subscribing to this blog, for the low low rate of five dollars a month. Or, if that doesn’t work for you, please consider making a one-time donation of any amount.
The publishing world is changing. It’s increasingly becoming an online game instead of a printing- on- paper one… and as of yet, very few publishers have figured out a way to make online publishing pay. (Freethought Blogs is doing pretty well — but it’s not doing well enough yet to earn me a living.) But bloggers, and other creators of online entertainment/ enlightenment/ information/ distraction, work just as hard as people who write books, write magazine articles, make TV shows, make porn videos, create video games, wrestle, or make movies.
So if you think my blog is just as entertaining, enlightening, informative, and/or distracting as the cable TV or movies or magazines or whatnot that you enjoy, I hope you’ll consider supporting it financially, with either a five- dollar- a month subscription for one year, or a one-time donation. I give this blog away for free, and I passionately love doing it… and at the same time, I am trying very, very hard to get to a place where I can make a living as a writer. Subscriptions and donations from my readers are an important part of how I can make that happen.
Think of it as public TV or radio. This blog is brought to you by generous support from readers like you. If you’ve enjoyed recent posts like What Are The Goals of the Atheist Movement?, Why “Yes, But” Is the Wrong Response to Misogyny, or No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus — or classic posts like Atheists and Anger and Atheism and the “Shut Up, That’s Why” Arguments — then won’t you consider supporting this blog with a small contribution?
You can go the subscription route, which spreads your donation out in small increments over a longer period. (A subscription to my blog is $5 a month for 12 months.) Or you can make a one-time donation, and that can be for any amount. Even small donations would be very much appreciated. You can use a credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account, or your PayPal account if you do. And if you don’t want to use the PayPal system at all, you can send a check or money order to:
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Please help make this a world where blogging is a viable career option for writers. Thank you so much for your patience. We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.