Each year, I only post one reminder, encouraging voluntary Ten Cent Challenge subscriptions, and this is it.
Hopefully, some readers appreciate the fact that SurvivalBlog is one of the last of the daily “Old School” blogs without any of these annoyances and intrusions:
- Annoying pop-up ads
- Opt-in pop-ups to generate e-mail lists
- E-mail list spamming
- Auto-playing media
- Paid placement pseudo-articles
- Instant surveys
- “Are you sure you want to leave?” messages
- Animated graphics or animated/blinking ads
- “Top 10” slideshows
- Cheesy stock photography
- “Members-only” exclusives
- Keyword stuffing
- Sporadic posting
SurvivalBlog is not sporadic. I’ve only missed two days of posting in nearly 15 years, and those were just after my first wife passed away. And I have never stooped to the assorted marketing and data-mining trickery that has become so commonplace on the web. No, we are still truly Old School. And we will never sell your e-mail address. We don’t even maintain any e-mail lists for our own use.
Everything at SurvivalBlog–including the full archives–is available free of charge. And we certainly do not harass you with droning week-long PBS-style pledge drives.
Please keep in mind that to operate SurvivalBlog we have considerable expenses for bandwidth, web hosting, maintaining our backup server, software, and legal fees.
If you find that you get more than 10 cents worth of value per day in reading SurvivalBlog, then please donate 10 cents a day ($36.50 per year) to help cover the blog’s costs. And by the way, even with inflation, that suggested donation amount hasn’t changed since the blog’s inception, back in 2005.
There are several payment options including PayPal, cash, checks, booklets of “Forever” U.S. postage stamps, and even mailing us a few silver dimes or quarters. Many folks thoughtfully send some pre-1965 silver dimes or quarters taped to a piece of cardboard.
Only about 1% of readers are Ten Cent Challenge subscribers. Please join in, and do your bit. Your contributions are needed and greatly appreciated.
If sending your subscription by mail, then please use this address:
P.O. Box 303
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Note that unless I have my Amazon Associates account suspended (like Claire Wolfe did), or my PayPal account suspended (like Joe Biggs and Laura Loomer did) then this post will be my only mention of the Ten Cent Challenge, in 2020. I won’t pester you.
Lastly, please consider other ways that you can help support SurvivalBlog. Even just placing links helps a lot. And if you sell food storage, communications, night vision, body armor, alternative energy, shooting, or other preparedness-related products or services, then please consider either advertising or becoming a writing contest prize donor. You’ll find the publicity beneficial to your business, as well!
Many Thanks!, – JWR