Please read this carefully

Gentlemen and Ladies:

Two points for your consideration; please read the following carefully.

First,  today I posted 48 articles.  That is it for today and for 2017.

I will resume sometime in 2018. When that might be depends on you. Which brings me to my second point

Second, to get right to it, it is time for you to show some support.  And, by support, in case you are not clear on what that is, I mean some financial contributions.

If you follow this blog then you know that I only mention this one time a year and this is it.

In the past I would tell you how many thousands of articles I posted, how many hits the blog had, who is reading, et cetera.  But experience shows you are not interested.

So I will just say this.

It is not easy to do this.

It took me 5 hours to post today’s articles. And that was just for the posting of them. It does not include the time it took to do online searching and saving them.

I mention this to give you an idea of the time and effort it takes to do this.

I am not a company NGO, or trade association. I’m not an academic, who can count on students to help.

I am just one person, doing it entirely by himself, in addition to a regular job.  And I generally do it every weekday, although there have been exceptions, to deal with little things, like getting, say 6 hours of sleep, or having something of a life.

If you think there is another place where you can get the quantity and diversity of articles you find here then I encourage you to stop reading this and follow that site.

But if you can’t then stop what you are doing now and click the PayPal icon and send something. How much I leave to you. But, as a guide, Wikipedia, an immensely valuable resource, when it does fundraising, asks for a minimum contribution of three dollars.

And this blog, in its own small way, is also an immensely valuable resource. I urge you not to be a freeloader, free rider, or Scrooge.

The sooner you do that the sooner I can resume.

But, please be advised, if you don’t contribute something, I am going to give serious thought to doing things I prefer not to, such as posting less or converting this to some sort of subscription based blog.

But if you don’t want to see that happen then I sincerely urge you to skip the Starbucks latte and use it to show a little appreciation for this blog.

Thank you for reading this.

May your 2018 be filled with serenity and joy.

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