A huge thank you from the dug and me to everyone who has contributed to the blog’s annual crowdfunder. The target was £10,000, and with your incredible generosity that target has been left far behind in the rear view mirror. You didn’t just smash the target, you ground it into dust.
As of 3pm on Thursday 4 July, there has been £12665 donated via PayPal, £4840 via GoFundMe, and £1009 from other sources, making a grand total of an amazing £18,514.
It’s always nerve wracking when you launch a crowdfunder. It’s asking people quite literally to put their money where my mouth is. It’s asking people to put a monetary value on what I do. The fact that so many of you have dug deep in your pockets doesn’t just mean that I’ll be able to keep on full time blogging and doing speaking engagements all over Scotland, it’s also a vindication of my work. It means that despite all the criticisms, the abuse, the attacks that I receive on social media from the British nationalists, there is a large body of people in Scotland who see value in the work of this blog. That’s immensely gratifying, and immensely humbling.
However I don’t just want to thank everyone who has donated. Not everyone can afford to support a blog financially. I’d also like to thank everyone who supports this blog in other ways, by sharing its content on social media, by telling their family and friends about it. If this blog has succeeded in converting just one person to Yes, then it has done its job.
So once again, thank you to everyone who has given the wee dug a pat on the heid. And I’ll make sure that Ginger gets a special treat. We’re in for a rollercoaster ride politically speaking over the coming months, but that ride is going to end with a vote on Scottish independence, and a Yes result in that vote. Thanks to your support, love, and belief in what this blog does, this wee dug is going to be barking every step of the way.
The fundraiser will remain open for the time being. I had originally planned to let it run for a month, but the target has been almost doubled in less than three weeks. There are a number of ways to donate. You can use the PayPal button on this page. you don’t need a Paypal account to use the donate button. If you don’t have a Paypal account, just select “donate with card” after clicking the button.
Alternatively you can make a PayPal payment directly to email@example.com, or you can click the following link to GoFundMe where credit and debit card donations are accepted.
If you would prefer to donate by cheque or some other method, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Many thanks in advance. Both me and the dug appreciate all the support and love.