Please Support Dumb Runner (It's Easy)
If you're reading this, chances are good that you enjoy my work and you like what I'm trying to do with Dumb Runner.
Here's the thing, though: To keep it going, I need your help.
When I started Dumb Runner in November 2015, I wasn't sure how, or whether, it would ever make money. I knew I didn't want to have ads, because ads are clunky and intrusive. I also knew I didn't want to run "sponsored posts," because they are the online editorial equivalent of going out to dinner and finding a hair in your tiramisu.
What I did want was creative independence. Not just for my own sake, but for my readers. Because being independent means that I write to please one audience and one audience alone: You.
It also means I don't need to do obnoxious things to goose page views, like use clickbait on Facebook or Twitter. Or concoct slide shows that force you to click a dozen times to read something that could, and should, be on a single page.
Sounds great, right? And it is. Except for one thing. Namely, how to pay my bills every month—for web hosting, shipping services, stock photo purchases, and so on. Also how to pay for the stuff I'll need to make Dumb Runner bigger and better—a computer graphics tablet, for instance, so I can begin adding cartoons and other fun stuff to the site.
I really want Dumb Runner to be sustainable and ad-free. That simply cannot happen without your help.
Here's What I'm Asking You to Do
Click this button to visit my Patreon page and make a monthly pledge, of any amount:
And that's it.
Patreon is a digital company whose mission is "to help every creator in the world achieve sustainable income." It's pretty nifty.
The beauty of Patreon is its simplicity—you enter your info once, choose a level of support that works for you, and you're done. Your credit card will be charged that amount once a month, like a bill on auto-pay. Except you choose how much you want to pay. Even if it's just a buck.
(I do have some incentives, at various pledge levels, to entice you. For details, click through to my Patreon page and look under "Rewards.")
And, of course, you can edit or end your pledge at any time. That's right—you can CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!
Like I said, any amount will help. Really. A dollar a month, two, three... whatever you can spare. If enough people chip in, I can keep this up indefinitely.
Here's What Else You Can Do
If you'd prefer to make a one-time donation, you can do so via PayPal. Just click the Donate button below. (This will take you to the PayPal page for Laurelhurst Media, my LLC.)
You can also find me on Paypal with the email address email@example.com.
Also, if you enjoy Dumb Runner, please tell your friends. A tweet, a Facebook post, a mention during a group run... These things cost nothing, but they help me out in such a big way.
Thank you. Really. With your help, Dumb Runner will be around for years to come.