Donklephant Donation Drive Dead?

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So then, we’ve raised around $105.50 so far, even though the donation meter says $15.50. See, I wasn’t smart enough to set that up when I first started the drive, but trust that before I did we had around $90 in the till.

And while I’m very thankful for all of you who’ve helped out so far, I have to admit I’m fairly disappointed. Not with you, but with myself. I should have kept on the ball and solicited more donations on a daily basis, but it feels weird to ask people for money. Especially around the holiday season. But that’s when I figured people might be in a giving mood. I guess I was right in some cases, but wrong in others. Or maybe this site doesn’t have the readership I thought it did.

What I do know is that around 20% of the visitors that come to to this site are repeat customers, so even if I low ball the unique visitors and say it’s 1,000 a day, that means there are around 200 of you who read our content day in and day out. But I’ve received donations so far from about 10 people. There’s a big gap between those two numbers, and I’m asking you today to help make it smaller.

And it’s completely fine if you don’t want to donate, but please try to think about the time and effort it takes to bring you three posts a day. I’ve gotten used to the grind, but the reason a lot of people stop blogging is because it eventually proves to not be worth it. Why? Because the readers don’t support the writers. And so you’ll eventually see smaller blogs like this whither away and the blogosphere will be dominated by massive blogs…kind of like what happened in the mediasphere in the past 20 years.

Help us keep going by hitting our donation drive widget today.

Thanks in advance for your support.