The Wee Ginger Fundraiser on Indiegogo has now closed. I sought to raise £10,000 in order to ensure that for another year I can continue full time to write, blog, and give talks about independence all over Scotland. You have surpassed that target by an enormous amount. £12,540 has been donated via the main fundraising page on Indiegogo, and £8,525 has been donated via other routes – Paypal, direct payments into the bank, and cheques. That’s a grand total of £21,065. It’s a fantastic amount. I can’t thank all my readers and supporters enough.
I’m pretty overwhelmed by all the support. It is hugely appreciated. Blogging is by its nature a solitary trade, you sit and type away in your home, and it’s very difficult to guage the impact, if any, that what you write is having. Starting a fundraiser is quite literally asking people to put a monetary value on your creative endeavours, so it’s an emotionally fraught and tense undertaking. When you realise that so many people appreciate and value your work enough that they’re prepared to put their hands in their pockets and support it financially, it’s both humbling and gratifying. When they support you by over twice as much as the maximum that you’d hoped to raise, that’s overwhelming.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this blog. You’ve given a wee ginger dug a very waggy tail, and that tail will continue to wag, and continue to annoy British nationalists, for another year. I realise that not everyone is able to give a donation, but your readership and emotional support is every bit as valuable.
I’m proud that this blog is making its own small contribution to the cause of Scottish independence. It’s three years to the day since the first referendum, and the independence movement remains strong, vital, and full of energy. We’re not going away until we achieve our goal – a better Scotland, a Scotland that walks the path chosen for it by the people of Scotland. A nuclear free Scotland that strives for social justice, equality, and which stands as a beacon of peace and tolerance in this world. Together, we will do this. It’s coming yet for aw that.
The Wee Ginger Dug has got a new domain name, thanks to Indy Poster Boy, Colin Dunn @Zarkwan. http://www.indyposterboy.scot/ You can now access this blog simply by typing www.weegingerdug.scot into the address bar of your browser, the old address continues to function, the new one redirects to the blog. The advantage of the new address is that it’s a lot easier to remember if you want to include a link to the blog in leaflets, posters, or simply to tell a friend about it. Many thanks to Colin.
Wee Ginger Donations & Speaking engagements
Or you can donate by making a payment directly into a special bank account, or by sending a cheque or postal order. If you’d like to donate by one of these methods, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send the necessary information. Please also use this email address if you would like the dug and me to come along to your local group for a talk.