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.
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.
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.
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.
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.