The terrible cold I got hit with (and the wife, too) about two weeks ago – and which gimped my presence here, as well as the output of new material – lingers. Persistent cough, feeling of malaise and low-grade weakness. Yesterday we got the diagnosis – and the antibiotics.
What has this to do with fundraising?
I mention it as background, in the way of explanation for my not keeping on top of site finances for the majority of January. When I finally recovered enough to check donations (via PayPal, mostly) I discovered they were way down. I quickly posted a note to let everyone know the situation – and people responded sufficiently such that January was not a net money loser for us.
But, we’re (Dom and me) concerned about February – though hopeful that these occasional public shakings of the tin can (you’ll have to imagine the monkey and organ music) will keep things on an even keel.
I also want to thank the several people who mailed us donations – including two readers who were very generous. T shirts (free) are headed your way!
I appreciate all of you for the support you’ve shown – both financial and otherwise. It’s a real learning experience trying to figure out how to successfully run and maintain an online publishing venue such as this.
We’re still actively seeking advertisers – real ones, not the Google Adsense type that pay nothing but saturate a web site with ads (most of them of zero interest to the readers). Any thoughts, tips, contacts/references you may have would be very much appreciated. Also, if you’re interested in the products/services offered by the advertisers we do have – Valentine 1 radar detectors (here) Austin Coins (here) Auto Anything (car parts; here) – please consider purchasing from them via this web site. That will really help us, too.
Dom and I both work full time doing our respective things (me writing and responding to posts, he keeping the site machinery well-oiled and operating smoothly) which leaves not much time for courting advertisers. But we’re doing all we can, with the time we do have.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll mention it again: We are open to the possibility of someone coming in to work for the site as an advertising manager. The work would be on a commission basis – which we could work out privately. If there’s anyone out there potentially interested, please drop us (Dom or myself) an e-mail.
We’re also potentially interested in adding writers to the site – not only to ease the burden on me, but to add variety of style as well as content. I’m especially interested in talking with anyone who is knowledgeable about classic cars, who can also write engagingly about them. If that might be you, please get in touch.
Meanwhile, thanks again to everyone who pitched in over the last few weeks. And a thanks in advance to those who will support us in the coming weeks and months!
Your Almost-Well Webertarian Libertista
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