I’m a big fan of direct support. Hence the reason I support things like Kiva, Kickstarter, and Indigogo. Hence the reason I actually donate to WordPress plugin developers. Hence the reason I shop and eat local.
My point here isn’t to guilt you into doing something. My point here is to get you to think. Every time you spend a dollar, you vote. If you spend it at a corporate big box store, you’re voting for everything they stand for. If you spend it at the local grocer or hardware store, you’re voting for what they stand for.
If you’re reading this blog, the chances are that you think the way I do. I am not saying you agree with me on matters of faith or politics, but we share a certain kind of common philosophy.
So, here’s a chance to put your money where your mouth is: Chris Muir writes a web comic called Day by Day. Yes, it leans conservative. Yes, it sometimes annoys progressives. But also yes, it is a directly supported expression of free speech. If that matters to you, go donate.
I will disclaim that I cannot donate this year as I have in past years. Innisfree on the Stillwater has consumed all of my resources, but I can still use this space to encourage others to fill in the gap. Consider it.