A couple of weeks ago, I posted an announcement about the company I started with a friend with the aim, in part, of creating freedom to write this blog. Because of the need to get the company up and running, and generating some income, it has been difficult to give the blog the time I’ve always wanted to, so I asked people to consider the services we offer, and to send me an enquiry if, and only if, there was something that would be genuinely useful to them.
I’m very grateful to the people who did respond with enquiries or with other offers of help. However, one of the things that came out strongly in the comments on the post was that there appeared to be a consensus that I should also offer people the opportunity to donate directly.
This is something I’ve always resisted, as I’ve wanted to make it clear to everyone that I’m not writing to make money but because the issues are important and a clear portrayal of them is very hard to find in the mainstream media. We need people to galvanise, work together, and spread the word as a form of resistance.
However, I think the time has now come to acknowledge that the amount of work involved in researching and writing the SKWAWKBOX posts is so big, and the issues to address so numerous, that it’s now necessary to at least give people the opportunity to donate if they are able and feel so inclined.
Some suggested that I should make the SKWAWKBOX a subscription-based blog. While I’m grateful for their concern for my financial wellbeing, it would be self-defeating to limit the number of people who can see the posts – the point is to get good information out to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Besides, I believe in giving good information freely, whether or not people can afford (or choose) to pay a fee.
Anything you choose to give is, therefore, a completely voluntary donation. I will continue to do my best to keep the SKWAWKBOX providing timely, relevant and probably not widely available information – but if you are able to chip in, it will make it much easier.
So, if you value what I do here, and you’re able, and wish, to make either a one-off or, even better, a monthly donation to the fight to counteract government propaganda and media misinformation – however small or large – please use the button embedded below to do so via PayPal. Once I’ve worked out how to do so, I’ll add it as a widget to the master layout of the blog so that it will appear to the side of each page permanently.
But for now, hopefully this will work and if you are able to donate and choose to do so, many, many thanks! And please, whether you personally chip in or not, share this post.
Edit: the PayPal page isn’t displaying a monthly donation option for some reason. If you would like to arrange one, please visit this page and follow the link. Thanks to those who’ve already made very kind and generous donations!