Though I’ve often thought about stopping, I’ve continued to write and distribute a weekly politickle every week for over 14 years.
I don’t do it for the money. During my annual, month-long Politickles fund drives, I have never raised more than enough to cover a week’s worth of living expenses.
Why even bother with a fund drive, then?
That’s simple. Begging for contributions is an exercise in humility for me (especially since I do it so badly), and an opportunity for a few of my faithful readers to demonstrate their generosity.
I appreciate that generosity — and the kind words and counsel that come in the mail, with or without monetary contributions — more than I can say. It helps to remind me that I’m not invisible after all, and that somebody’s really out there, paying attention.
If you’d like to demonstrate your own generosity — and join a small, elite group of givers — click the DONATE button at the top of the right sidebar.
P.S. Remember me in your will and I’ll remember you in mine.