Saturday, November 22, 2014

The 12 Wildest Songs to be Played at the Benefit Concert for American Digest's Gerard Vanderleun

Okay, I don't have the list of 12 songs. I decided to use a BuzzFeed-style click-bait headline to help out one of the web's good guys.

Gerard Vanderleun runs American Digest, a truly iconic center-right blog. A perennial must-read, linked for years near the very top of my blog-roll, I liken AD to the Internet's small town general store. You never know what you'll find inside, but it's always interesting, often times hysterically funny, other times chock full of unique nuggets of information culled from the farthest reaches of the Internets.

After eleven years and nearly 25,000 posts, Gerard has asked for a little financial assistance due to the expenses associated with a cross-country move. To help publicize the request, Michelle Obama's Mirror has organized a benefit concert.

If you have the financial wherewithal, please considering a modest donation. Bloggers like Vanderleun and I, despite being part of the Koch Brothers' Vast Right Wing Zionist Conspiracy, aren't doing this for the money (hint: there ain't any except for a very modest amount of revenue generated from advertisements and the occasional donation, which might hit about $1 or $2 per 1,000 page-views). So even a blog that gets a very respectable 250,000 page-views a month might generate $375 -- or about $3 an hour for a guy like Gerard, I'm guessing.

Like I said, no one -- except those running the very biggest sites -- is in it for the money. So consider helping one of the good guys with a modest donation. And have a Great Thanksgiving.


MOTUS said...

Thank you so much Doug!

rumcrook™ said...

OT. Congratulations on making the Whitehouse enemies list. Saw your name was in the middle of the leaked list over at sipsey street irregulars

vanderleun said...

You are a great pal, Doug. I deeply appreciate it.

Many thanks.