We’ll return to our program, “Feminism Is Awesome and God Doesn’t Exist,” in just a moment. But first:
If you like this blog, won’t you consider supporting it?
Blogging isn’t like any other publishing medium. And it doesn’t earn income like any other publishing medium. As much as I love doing it — and as much as many of you enjoy reading it — the ratio of time spent to income earned is kind of ridiculous. This blog isn’t like a magazine or a newspaper or a book publishing company. This blog is more like public radio.
Which is brought to you by generous donations from readers like you.
If you’ve enjoyed great new posts like The National Anthem, and What It Means to Love One’s Country; classics such as Why “Yes, But” Is the Wrong Response to Misogyny; or ongoing serieses like Reasons to Vote for Clinton, my Frivolous Friday posts, and my writing on depression and mental health — then won’t you consider supporting this blog with a small contribution?
You can make a one-time contribution, or you can set up an automatic donation once a month (which you can cancel at any time). Donations (either one-time or monthly) can be any amount: $5, $20, $100, $1,287.26 if that number has some sentimental meaning for you. Even small donations would be very much appreciated: they really do add up. 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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Like public radio, donations and subscriptions to this blog are a big part of what enables me to keep blogging. The world of writing is changing. The old model of print publication is getting less and less viable as a way for mid-level, not-ridiculously-famous writers to pay their rent — and the new model of internet publication is still struggling to find a way to make it pay. But I passionately love blogging — not just my blogging, but all blogging, the basic fact of blogging, the very idea of it — and I want this to be a world where blogging is a viable career option for writers.
Please help make that work.