It’s that time again: the time when I ask you all to donate the money that keeps me and this blog going. Welcome to the Third Quarter 2016 We Hunted the Mammoth Pledge Drive!
As always: If you enjoy this blog, and can afford it, please click on the “donate” button below and send some bucks my way!
This is an especially critical time to support We Hunted the Mammoth. We are on the verge of what is possibly the most consequential election in my lifetime and yours. The more you donate, the more I can do to help prevent the election of Donald Trump — while still having some time and energy to devote to the more traditional subjects of this blog. I really, really hope I don’t have to cover the collapse of the United States under President Trump.
You may have noticed some other independent media outlets having to resort to ever-more intrusive ads to pay the bills. I would really like to be able to avoid that, and I’m sure you all would as well.
Donating, as always. is super easy.
You don’t need a PayPal account; credit cards are accepted, and there are other options as well. If you’re outside the US, PayPal will automatically convert your non-American money into American bucks.
You can also set up recurring payments through PayPal if that’s more convenient to you — as many of you have been doing lately.
Small donations are welcome, as are gigantic ones. I appreciate them all!
To everyone who donates, no matter how much, thank you, thank you, and thank you.
Thanks to those who donate during pledge drives. Thanks to those who donate between pledge drives. And thanks to those who donate every month!
So if you can afford it, please put some money in the hat.
If you can’t, and would like to help this blog in other ways — or if you’re a donor looking to help more — there are innumerable ways to help that won’t cost you a cent.
Many of you already contribute to this blog in non-monetary ways, from posting smart and funny comments, designing graphics, sending me tips on stuff to write about, alerting me to trolls in the comments, and many other things that help make the WHTM community vibrant (and my posts more interesting). I appreciate all the help you all give!
A couple other things you can do that will help a lot without costing you anything:
Publicizing the blog, by sharing posts on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and other social media sites. When a post of mine goes viral, traffic here explodes, and many of the new readers stick around.
Turning off Ad Block! The ads, as annoying as they can sometimes be, are necessary to keep the blog going. Other media sites have been turning to annoying popups urging readers to turn off ad blockers; I don’t want to have to resort to that. That said, if you’re donating money to WHTM on a regular basis, consider that a subscription to the blog and go ahead and turn off the ads.
Buying stuff on Amazon using my affiliate link, which gives me a little kickback without adding a cent to what you’re paying. (If you don’t see the Amazon affiliate links in the sidebar, that’s because you’ve got an adblocker turned on!)
In conclusion, thank you all for supporting me, much as these two awesome capybaras are supporting the bunny nestled between them:
And thanks again!