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TheSkyrimBlog's Yearly Fundraiser

    • 557 posts
    July 5, 2014 5:37 PM EDT

    Hello all, Emer here! 

    As some of you know, TheSkyrimBlog operates on an annual subscription plan form the Ning platform. Every year we hold a fundraiser to help fund the Blog for the year to come, and what isn't raised is donated by the Site Owner. This year, as per usual, we are going to be trying to raise $300 USD to keep the Blog running for another year. As the donations come in, I will update this discussion to show how much was raised. Should we go over $300 USD, the remainder of the money will be put toward the Blog's eventual upgrade to the newest Ning platform. 

    To donate, click on the button directly beneath your Profile Box on the right-hand side of the screen. That will take you to TheSkyrimblog's official PayPal donation page! 

    Thank you all for reading (and a big thank you to all who donate), and I will keep you updated on the amount that we have raised!


    • 360 posts
    July 5, 2014 5:46 PM EDT

    Yay! The blogs are back, anyways, I'm getting my credit card back soon so by the end of the month I'll probably drop some moneys in the box. 

    • 485 posts
    July 5, 2014 9:11 PM EDT

    I'll happily donate some money.

    **Update: I donated $ 25.

    • 557 posts
    July 5, 2014 10:09 PM EDT

    We've already hit $55 USD! Thank you to all who've donated so far! 

    • 856 posts
    July 5, 2014 10:20 PM EDT

    Keep in mind, all donations help; none is too small. Nearly everyone can donate $5 (that equates to donating 10 cents a week to help keep the blog alive for another year) or at least a $1 (a dollar from every member will keep the blog running for a looong time - that's two cents a week...). Need your parent's credit card? Try doing an extra chore or two.

    • 557 posts
    July 5, 2014 10:22 PM EDT

    Exactly Rune, we cannot say this enough! Every donation goes toward keeping the Blog alive! 

    • 87 posts
    July 5, 2014 11:31 PM EDT
    You can't take the credit cards, but Skyrim has taught me that it is okay to fish around in pockets without taking anything!
    • 1441 posts
    July 5, 2014 11:45 PM EDT
    I don't trust PayPal. Also, I would,pay if I could, but sadly, I am broke.
    • 856 posts
    July 6, 2014 12:04 AM EDT

    Paypal uses a 128 bit encryption key; it's safe.

    The odds of 'guessing' such a key is approximately 1 in 340000000000000000000000000000000000000. To put in another way, if you had a computer that could make a billion (1x10^9) guesses a second, then it would take about 1000000000000000000000 years (1 sextillion (US) years) to exhaust the possibilities.

    • 108 posts
    July 6, 2014 2:08 AM EDT

    You could offer a badge of honour for donations as an incentive.

    • 51 posts
    July 6, 2014 10:38 AM EDT

    How much is it for the upgrade?  I'm throwing in regardless, but I may bump it up if need be.

    • 557 posts
    July 6, 2014 11:11 AM EDT

    The upgrade will be $600, though we still have at least a year before we are forced to upgrade. 

    Also, thank you for your contribution! Every donation counts!

    • 557 posts
    July 6, 2014 11:12 AM EDT

    We've considered this idea, but we know that some donators prefer their anonymity. And we didn't want to make non-donators feel bad! 

    • 557 posts
    July 6, 2014 3:02 PM EDT

    So far 20% of the needed funds have been raised! Thank you to all who have donated so far!

    Remember, every donation counts! Be it a single dollar or a hundred dollars, your donations help TheSkyrimBlog stay up and running so everyone can enjoy it! 

    • 856 posts
    July 6, 2014 3:11 PM EDT

    Just a single dollar from every member would make the blog's life essentially permanent (well it covers the cost for many years to come). That dollar donation equates to $0.02 per week. That two cents a week give members: Character Builds, Roleplay Ideas, Tricks & Glitches, Lore, Stories, Art, Answers to Questions, Skyrim Discussions, Discussions for other games, Live Role-play, Mod Tips, non-gaming discussions, etc., etc.

    Personally I would rather see 20 people giving a dollar each, than one person donating twice that total.

    • 557 posts
    July 6, 2014 4:47 PM EDT

    I agree with you, Rune. Twenty people each giving a dollar shows us that people want the Blog to survive! 

    • 1217 posts
    July 6, 2014 4:50 PM EDT

    If $600 is raised now, would the upgrade be made sooner?

    • 557 posts
    July 6, 2014 4:52 PM EDT

    That depends on how fast the Ning development team can work!

    • 1441 posts
    July 6, 2014 4:55 PM EDT
    I would gladly donate, if I wasn't broke.
    • 773 posts
    July 6, 2014 5:08 PM EDT
    You don't have a dollar? That's not broke, it's destitute ...
    • 1217 posts
    July 6, 2014 5:13 PM EDT

    Oh, so the upgrade isn't available quite yet?

    • 557 posts
    July 6, 2014 5:16 PM EDT

    It is available, but it is being released in three parts. As of now they are almost done with Part 2, and we are waiting until they are partially done with the third part before we consider/are forced to upgrade.

    • 1217 posts
    July 6, 2014 5:20 PM EDT

    Got it.

    • 1913 posts
    July 6, 2014 5:32 PM EDT

    I can't donate, my mom is the only one with money and she wouldn't let me donate even a single dollar because with a new family member we have to save our money whenever we get extra because of how much we now spend... I apologize all :(

    • 1441 posts
    July 6, 2014 5:35 PM EDT
    Well, I have money, I just don't have any money, yet, in my bank account.