Saskatchewan politics

Help Me Remain a Thorn In Saskatchewan’s Political Side… & Keep the Lights On

I have been conflicted about the whole notion of monetizing, or getting “paid” for writing  this blog since long before I decided to add a Donate Button like this one.
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I’ve always maintained that I am not a journalist, and I’m not, but that every word and every opinion on this site would be fact-based and where possible, linked back to sources. That takes time.
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When I started this blog, I swore I wasn’t going to make it a thing. It was simply going to be a place where I could write down what I saw and what I thought, especially as newsrooms kept getting cut back, and official Opposition to the Saskatchewan government became virtually non-existent. Back then I figured if I got a hundred readers it would be amazing. Amazing it is, because today each new post receives a helluvalot (hella!) more than that, which blows my mind. And I love it, and I love you guys SO much.

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I’m self-employed, and blessed with fantastic job flexibility which allows me to dedicate the time to a post that each one requires, but I’m not getting rich off it, trust me. Which is totally fine. But, the truth I always come back to is that a day spent writing a post is a day I didn’t earn anything to support my boys. Then I see sites like Canadaland, or our old pals over at the site that shall remain nameless but rhymes with Shmebel pretty much constantly fundraising, and I second-guess my decision not to more actively do the same.

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So, in case I haven’t been subtle enough, today I’m launching a bit of a fund-raising drive so I can keep this up. It’s either that or go door-to-door for cans and bottles, and that seems impractical.

I want to keep it up, but I also want this place to be better, with things like a newsletter and a podcast, and guest writers who don’t have to contribute for free. I want oursask to be as uniquely and eccentrically Saskatchewan-focused as possible, and provide a platform for more voices than my deeply, deeply sarcastic one.Donate Button with Credit Cards

Many of you have generously donated in the past, and I can’t thank you enough. Today I’m asking that maybe if you haven’t for a while, consider throwing in a couple bucks to keep the lights on, so I can continue terrorizing holding accountable elected Saskatchewan officials, especially the ones currently vying to take the reigns of this fine province for the next couple of years.

Sometime I might launch a Patreon page, but for now I’ll just leave this little gold button here one more time, in case you didn’t see the ones above.

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I’d also be extra grateful if you helped me share this post on social media (the Share buttons are under the below ads, which earn me precisely nada, I should add).

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Tam.

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Categories: Saskatchewan politics

4 replies »

  1. Could you set up a patreon so that I can set up a regular monthly contribution to you? Would much rather that, then using paypal…

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  2. Yes! PATREON! I would love a podcast! I’ve been a Patreon convert and it’s the easiest money I’ve spent for great content. Plus the the consistent somewhat predictable flow of support for stellar content has to be a plus! Looking forward to this!

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