An Update on Response
With Thursday comes an irresistible urge toward honesty: None of our previous “blegathons” asking for donations have broken the bounds of “meager,” and this week would probably best be described as “pitiful” (which, the conservative optimist must admit, is better than “utter failure” and “death.”) And yet our readership continues to expand.
The economy surely accounts for the lion’s share of that discrepancy, but a couple of other factors, unique to us, might come into play. For one thing, as a content base grows on the Internet (as Anchor Rising’s archives grow every day), an increasing percentage of traffic likely comes by way of search engines and the ripples of links spreading out into cyberspace. Transient readers, like brand new readers, aren’t likely to become instant sponsors.
Conversely, in certain cases, familiarity might lead to a hesitance to offer financial support. It would be a suspicious outcome, indeed, if readers didn’t find somewhere, at some level, to disagree with us, and to do so very strongly. We’re not here to hit some middle line of conservative thought (let alone Rhode Islander thought), making the occasional off-putting stand an inevitability.
But the fact is that a significant number of people read this site on a regular basis. Whether the motivation is political ammunition, enlightenment, a chance for rhetorical battle, or even just mild entertainment during a coffee break, please consider answering our voluntary work with a voluntary donation.
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