Friends, it's becoming more and more clear that Big Tech is censoring as many "free speech" outlets as it can. In response, several bloggers have already moved their blogs to Web sites and servers they own or control, or to service providers who are more independent. David Codrea did so with his "The War on Guns" blog, as did Divemedic at "Area Ocho", and Lawdog is about to do likewise.
I've never had a "tip jar" on this blog, and never asked readers to cover its expenses. Fortunately, Blogger has been a very low-cost option to publish it, which has helped. However, since my content is as likely to be censored by the politically correct as any of the above bloggers, I guess the time has come to set up a "safer" site where there's less danger of that, even if it's more expensive to operate it.
I need to figure out how to raise the funds to do that, and to pay for ongoing operations, and also (if possible) to help cover the time I spend writing the blog (usually one to two hours every day, during which I can't earn money by writing books, etc.). I'd like to ask readers whether they're prepared to offer financial support for all that. I'm not talking about immense sums of money (although if you have them, I won't say no!), but raising enough to pay for all the initial costs and then fund ongoing operations. I'd guesstimate raising about $10,000 for the first year if possible.
Would you be willing to contribute towards that, no matter how little? If so, please let me know in Comments below this post. That'll help me decide what to do going forward. I may hold a fundraiser, or do a couple of raffles - whatever it takes.
Thanks in advance.