I’m asking the readers of this site to pitch in a few dollars today if you enjoyed my coverage of Election 2012. I brought you live coverage of every GOP debate in the primary and each presidential debate, on-the-ground reports from the RNC as a correspondent (thanks Tumblr!), and the best bingo game ever. At least I thought it was pretty cool.
Well, my budget is stretched beyond the breaking point. We’re finding it impossible to pay rent and utilities, buy groceries, and though I’ve been looking for full-time work, it’s been difficult to find anyone who’s even hiring. I’m sick, and haven’t had the money to buy the medicine prescribed to me. My husband is working and going to school, but it’s just not enough.
I want to continue to bring you guys ad-free content on the daily. So why not ask folks to pitch in a little? Unlike the New York Times, I put nothing behind a paywall and ask for no subscriptions — and like I can compare to the great Gray Lady anyhow. But I DO think I deliver entertaining and informative content, and your feedback tells me this is the case.
There’s 21,549 people following this site. I know there’s many of you in a similar position — struggling to make ends meet, and I know you’d help if you could. But if just 25% of you pitched in $5 to the site, well, I’d be secure for the rest of the year. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from giving more. Donate here or using the widget on the sidebar of my site. Also, the email for my PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org
When I started this in 2010, I never pictured it being the marvelous and large community that it is today. I’m asking for your help because I believe I have some of the most generous and fantastic readers on the Internet. I’ll keep bringing you the oddities and policies of the political world, both on here and live-streamed every Friday night. It’s your help that makes it possible.