Support Dumb Runner (It’s Easy!)

photo by ME!

photo by ME!

Dear Reader,

I don't ask much of you, but right now I have a request: If you value Dumb Runner, please chip in to help pay for it.

Here's the deal: Reading Dumb Runner is free, but creating it is not. In addition to hard costs like web hosting, software fees, and stock photo purchases, I spend 25 to 30 hours a week producing, sharing, and maintaining content through and The Dumb Digest.

I don't take ads (or anything else) from any brand or company. I don't do "sponsored posts," or affiliate links, or any of that. I write with one audience, and one audience only, in mind: You. In turn, I depend on you for support.

So if you value what I deliver every week—and the fact that it's independent and ad-free—please show your appreciation by making a contribution. Below are three easy ways to do so. Thanks!

Yours Truly,

p.s. Click below to hear an urgent (and very brief) message from my 5-year-old son.

3 Ways You Can Help


1. Become a patron

What's Dumb Runner worth to you? The cost of a weekly cup of coffee? More? Less? Via our page, you can establish a monthly pledge in any amount. The process is simple and secure, and you can edit or end your pledge at any time. 


2. make a one-time donation

Recurring monthly charges not your thing? No sweat. You can make a one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo. Any amount, of course, is appreciated.


3. buy some merch

Every purchase helps. Whether you're looking for a gift or a little somethin' for yourself, check out my shop at You'll find everything from apparel to mugs, buttons, tote bags, and more.  

* Bonus 4th Way You Can Help


4. share the love

Really. If you enjoy Dumb Runner, tell your friends. If you laugh at a Dumb Runner article or poster, or tweet, or Facebook post, don't keep it to yourself—take a moment to share or retweet it. Like one of my books? Say so in an Amazon review. All of this stuff helps so much. And it's free!


Thank you. Merci. Gracias. Obrigado. Danke. Grazie. Köszönöm. Dankon. Dank je. ありがとうございました. Tack. ευχαριστώ. Mahalo. Спасибо. Ngiyabonga. Xo.