Dear reader, I need you. Would you support this enterprise of mine? Would you give me $25?
In the survey, readers said they would like a local student to write for WestonWeb.
So now, dear reader, please help me pay for one. I would like to pay $20 per post, and I would like to have 6 months worth of posts saved up for in advance, so I don’t have to lay someone off–I don’t have the heart. That means I would like to raise a total of $520.
One very kind reader has already donated $50. I’ll put in another $50. That leaves $420. That sounds like a lot. But, I have faith.
Every month, WestonWeb gets about 2000 visits (not bad!). Of those, let’s say 10% are regular readers: 200. Of those, perhaps 10% can afford a small donation. That leaves 20.
So, if you’re one of those 20 good women and men, would you give me $25?
Here’s what I will offer in return:
- I will use your money to hire a student. I won’t use it for anything else. The ongoing expenses for this site are my problem, and mine alone.
- If you would like your name or initials to appear beside one of the student’s posts, for each $25 you put in, I’ll put a byline saying something like: “This post was sponsored by so-and-so.” Or perhaps you would like “This post goes out to…”. Or whatever. (But you have to be a you not an it. No corporations allowed.)
I know you’ll have to trust me to not abscond with your money. What can I do but promise that I won’t? I’ve put my name and reputation on the site. My address is below.