Last week I launched this blog’s annual crowdfunder. I wasn’t at all sure whether to go ahead with it given the difficult circumstances that we’re all facing right now. It’s always an exercise in trepidation, asking people to put their money where my mouth is. It’s even more nerve wracking when the entire world is mired in the biggest crisis in generations. However as it turned out, the fundraiser not only reached its target of £10,000 within a couple of days of being started, it has smashed right through it.
As of this morning, the total raised is more than double the target – £21,660. That’s more than the £18,514 that the crowdfunder raised last year – and in a shorter space of time. Last year’s crowdfunder ran for two weeks, but it was only on Monday of last week that this year’s crowdfunder was launched. Because it’s only been a week since it was launched, the crowdfunder platform remains open.
Money came in via a number of different routes. £10615 was donated via the GoFundMe crowdfunding platform. £9006 was donated via PayPal. The remaining £2039 was donated directly. Individual donations ranged in size from £1 to £1000, but every single donation was appreciated equally.
My huge and heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful readers of this blog for the support you have given. It is immensely appreciated. I promise that I will continue to be a thorn in the side of British nationalists in Scotland, and will keep on writing, podcasting, and – when circumstances allow it – return to travelling the length and breadth of this country of ours to spread the message that it’s only through independence that Scotland can reach its full potential.
Once again, thank you all so very much. You don’t really get much of a sense of whether you’re making an impact when you are a blogger. You sit and type away at home, and launch your articles into the ether. During lockdown it’s an even more isolating experience. It’s both humbling and heartwarming to realise that so many people appreciate my work and that it has touched so many.
From both me and the dug, 21660 thank yous.
Annual Dug Funder
I’m very grateful to have so many loyal and regular readers, this blog would not be possible without you. Please help me to keep it going and keep the Dug’s tour of Scotland going too once it becomes possible again to travel and meet up in groups. All support however small is gratefully received. Heartfelt thanks from me, and from the dug.
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