Well if it’s not one thing, it’s another. The Gofundme thing didn’t work out thanks to a residency requirement that curiously enough didn’t make itself known until some people actually donated money. I struck the campaign and ordered those donations to be returned. Even without the money I appreciate generosity and support of those who donated or attempted to donate. It’s good just to know you’re out there.
Eventually I will find a crowd funding platform that actually works and which doesn’t have some ridiculous red-tape to cut through, but to be honest I’m not in the mood for more registrations, confirmations, confirmations of confirmations, and everything else crowdfunding seems to entail. Fund raising is supposed to contribute to Russia Without BS, not the other way around.
In case anyone was wondering, it was only in the past couple weeks that I even considered crowdfunding. I have been trying to monetize the blog for quite some time, but that’s not going to happen until this site gets a few thousand views every day. I’m going to give writing for Cracked.com another go, and pretty soon all have some time to record something for Youtube. I’m pointing all this out because I want to make it clear that donations remain a last resort for me.
I still have an open offer to anyone in film, gaming, or other media who requires consultation or information on Russia- culture, history, politics, etc. send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org I can be a guest commentator on your program or if you have a larger project we can discuss terms.
Till I’m in the mood to deal with more nonsense from the internet I’m going back to our originally scheduled programming.