Yes, this is a donate button. Why, you ask? There are several reasons, and absolutely none of them have to do with compensating me for the work I’ve done here. This blog is an undertaking of love; I began it freely and without delusions of turning it into a financially lucrative outlet.
I began Silent Motorist Media because I love the arts and the individuals in the world of small and independent authors and presses dedicated to making it better. This site is dedicated to their promotion, and that’s where every donated penny goes. I’m looking to expand to a .com domain to facilitate the process of getting the word “out there” where it belongs. My goal is to see the artists featured on this page reach the widest audience possible, and a domain name would go a long way towards achieving this.
Another goal of mine is to include the work of contributors here. However, Silent Motorist Media will not succumb to the industry standard of paying its writers in the (anti)currency of “exposure.” I believe artists deserve pay for their work. Your donation will go to this effort as well, and will ultimately make Silent Motorist Media a more diversified and exciting place.
Please help me in my effort to support the independent writing community. Donors will be listed in a special “thank you” post. The first five donors to this site of an amount exceeding $5.00 will receive a PDF copy of my book, Esoteric Sausage and Other Malformations. You can also help by purchasing the book on Amazon, since all proceeds from Esoteric Sausage will go towards these efforts as well. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your support.