Our version of a pledge drive, sort of

You know how it’s done on public TV, big ballyhooed episodes of Dr. Who or Riverdance or a Dr. Christiane Northrup lecture or something, interrupted every five minutes by Wheedling For Dollars? Well, we’ll be a little more low-key about it, but after dozens of suggestions (honest) that we at least put up a tip jar button for anyone interested in contributing $ to the cause of the increasingly labor-intensive (but we’re having a blast) WSB … we’re setting up the PayPal account as we speak, so we can turn tomorrow into a sort of Pledge Day. Then when the day’s over, we’ll bump the whole thing to the bottom of the page (or a page of its own) so it’s not in your face every time you check the site. We’re planning some fun features for the occasion (but no “we’re not sitting down till every line is ringing” phone banks!). If you think it sounds annoying, that’s why we’re giving you the heads up — just don’t come here between midnight tonight and (no later than) 1 am Wednesday morning.

12 Replies to "Our version of a pledge drive, sort of"

  • Keith August 27, 2007 (5:57 pm)

    I don’t think it sounds annoying… I think it’s about time!

  • Jo August 27, 2007 (6:00 pm)

    Alright. Good to hear it. I’ll be pushing that tip jar button. It’s more than deserved.

  • t August 27, 2007 (6:39 pm)

    I do believe I recently said I’d be first in line if you ever did this. See you at midnight.

  • Sue August 27, 2007 (7:07 pm)

    Alright! This is long overdue!
    And honestly, after your “pledge drive” is over, I don’t think you should bury the donation area somewhere – make it somewhat visible, like one of the main tabs or above the categories column. You know what they say: out of sight, out of mind.

  • Jan August 27, 2007 (7:09 pm)

    You (collective) are amazing and so is this blog…finger is poised and ready to push :)

  • AdamCozens August 27, 2007 (7:25 pm)

    Sounds good. I’m in.

  • Jen V. August 27, 2007 (7:36 pm)

    amen! I will contribute!

  • Kathy August 27, 2007 (8:20 pm)

    I’ll be contributing — and encouraging all my W. Seattle buddies to do so too!

  • StellaBlue August 27, 2007 (8:53 pm)

    Ready, willing and able….open the donation doors!

  • D August 27, 2007 (9:08 pm)

    Google text ads: simple, non-intrusive. Makes you money, lets me keep mine. Wins all around, eh?

  • Cathy G August 27, 2007 (9:36 pm)

    Go for it! You provide such a wonderful service to your readers.

  • dq August 28, 2007 (7:56 am)

    i think it’s a great idea and will be happy to contribute… and don’t forget about those t-shirts that you should sell too! :)

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