It has been the most awesome almost two years with The Black Snob. We’ve raked in more than 1.5 million page views, nearly a million visitors, gotten ourselves on Nightline, gone to Harvard, pulled off an amazingly successful East Coast Tour thanks to Dot (pictured above … kinda) and written tons of funny and poignant articles about pop and politics.
Alas, all is not perfect in Snobland. Myself, your editor Danielle B. and Dot, my erstwhile business partner, are ready to take the site to the next level, but … ahem … are lacking in the funds department.
You see? The site is just on the cusp of really taking off. Of being huge! We’re talking more interactivity, a larger blog community, more writers, volunteers, investigative reporting, forums, more “Snob Parties” for readers looking to network, reinvestment in the site, advertising, videos — heck, I’m even planning n’ plotting a move to Washington, D.C.!
But … all that costs cold hard cash.
Dot, you remember Dot? Is my business-minded guru-manager-producer-professional hand-holder person cooking up ways to take my writing and the site to the next level. But myself and Dot live modest lives. She, trying to get her consulting business off the ground in D.C., and me, trying to write a blog from St. Louis. Money is tight. The East Coast trip, while successful, was a huge financial undertaking for us both and now we’re trying to pay for that trip as well as take the site to the next, best level.
I love to write, I love this blog and I believe in its success, but we need help to make it happen. Without it it’s back to folding sweaters at The Gap. Dot! Pack up the laptop and return the cell phones! The Snob is on hiatus … unless … unless YOU could help?
You see, we tried asking our BFF Obama for a bail-out but he was all, “If I give your blog a bail out I have to give ALL the broke ass blogs a bail-out.” And we were like, but we’ll totally love you forever and our blog is the besty-estest of all the broke ass blogs, but then he was all totally not returning our calls. Lame.
So in lieu of federal assistance, we are having a blog-a-thon. It’s like a telethon, only with a blog and a link to The Snob’s PayPal account! All funds would go towards the site’s development and reinvestment and Danielle’s move. I totally needs about $6,000 in start up funds to make the D.C. transition happen. (But believe me, I’ll take whatever you give her. No amount is too small.)
We’re also soliciting advertising. ($500 can get you an incredibly sweet spot!) Just contact Dorothy at email@example.com. We’ll fix you up with a spot really nice.
The blog-a-thon will annoyingly run UNTIL THE END OF JUNE! (We’ll try to be nice about it, but we’re burning through the 401Ks as we speak!) We’re trying to bring you snarkalicious joy, uninterrupted, for the low price of absolutely nothing. Just because we care.
Don’t let the snark die! Give!
PS. If you want to help promote The Snob-A-Thon, just link to this page on your site OR you can post this button:
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