Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sponsors | From coast to coast, $35 in gifts

Two recent contributors attached kind notes to their PayPal donations.

In Virginia, a reader giving $15 said: "Got a new job so I figured I'd kick in some cash to celebrate."

And in Arizona, enclosing $20, a reader wrote: "Your work is still important to those of us left at Gannett. Don't let the haters and naysayers get you down. This is the only source of reliable information we get about our employer."

With those donations, I'm now at 44% of my quarterly goal. But, yikes: The quarter is already 57% over. The breakdown:
  • Reader donations: $328
  • Advertising: $1,435
I'm trying to earn $4,000 quarterly, through donations of $5 per reader, plus advertising sales. Please use the PayPal "Donate" or "Subscribe" tools in the green rail, upper right. Or mail cash and checks payable to: Jim Hopkins, 584 Castro St. #823, San Francisco, Calif., 94114-2594.

1 comment:

  1. Jim: Unlike Gannett papers (especially the paywalled ones), your advertising revenue seems to be inching up, as your donations become a smaller percentage of your overall gross.
    Perhaps you should consider giving yourself a "raise" and make it $5K/Q.


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