Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Well, kids, it dawned on me that it's been more than three months since I've done a pledge drive and since I do them quarterly -- corresponding with the seasons -- I kind of have no choice but to do what should be the spring drive now, when most people are already thinking about summer.
So with that in mind, let's actually dispense with the nomenclature of the past and just call this our big Welcome Summer Pledge Drive. (Yeah, that sounds festive.)
I know it's been a little on-and-off around here lately what with all the work I've had piled on my desk and things finally picking up in my personal life, but this site -- and really most of my online work -- remains a labor of love for me. One I do because I enjoy it and because it seems to make at least a few people mildly amused -- and for the latter I'm very grateful.
Anyway, you know how this works: If you like what you find here at DXM and, more recently, on The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show podcast and at the Daily Banter -- if you find my scathing wit, not-very-penetrating insight, pathetic attempts at comedy, musical picks and general juvenile behavior entertaining -- then by all means feel free to throw some money toward keeping these proceedings humming along.
There are three ways you can put your hard-earned cash toward the DXM media empire and its humble proprietor. The first is the easiest: Just click the Paypal electronic tip link in the right-hand sidebar of this screen and donate away. You can also use the Paypal tip jar to pay-what-you-want for a digital copy of my book, Dead Star Twilight, for iPad or Kindle. Go here to begin your instant download. Remember, it's a full length book -- 300-some-odd pages that you'll be blazing through -- and it can be yours for whatever you feel like putting toward it. The last way you can give is by buying a physical copy of Dead Star Twilight from Amazon. To purchase the paperback, just click here. (By the way, buying the book gives the least amount of money to the site since I only get a small cut; I want to sell books but I know there are some people out there who would want to be made aware of that.)
As always I want to thank everyone who continues to read this little experiment of mine. We've been humming along for just a little over six years now and, amazingly, I still haven't been sued or physically assaulted for anything that's appeared here. I promise to do better in the coming months. It shouldn't be hard given that we're now moving into the truly psychotic phase of the 2012 presidential race.
I'll keep this drive to a mere four days as a service to the community.
More updates to come.
(Incidentally, this is my 7,000th post on DXM)