Help us make history by sending us to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August. As a small start-up we are unable to deviate from our planned expenses for the coming year. So we’re forced to give this a shot. Guess it doesn’t hurt to try.
There’s no easy way we (Jake and another well-known Kentucky blogger) can afford to go to the DNC without reaching out to our readership. It’s that simple. We need to raise a few thousand dollars by June (deadline for payment) in order to cover the bare essentials during this once-in-a-lifetime event: a hotel room, airfare, ground transportation, the basics.
We can reach our goal via donations or through traditional sponsored advertising means. Contributors would have the option of keeping their not-tax-deductible contribution private (we’re an LLC, not a non-profit, though no dollars contributed would be used for personal gain beyond costs associated with the event, it’d be considered income for us) or any sponsorship deal inked would allow you to have an ad in every story or video generated (10-15 per day) for the entire week of the convention.
Read the rest of our plea after the jump…
This is a rare opportunity for us that we don’t want to ignore. In just eight short months we have been able to pull in more than 3 million unique visitors, have received national media attention by breaking all kinds of stories and have helped re-energize the Kentucky blogosphere and news media by providing a daily and often humorous take on Kentucky politics with our original reporting. We’d like to continue this momentum by allowing our readers the opportunity to see the DNC through our eyes (writing, photography, video, audio) and with a Bluegrass perspective. Helps that we’re likely to be one of the few media types from the state making the trip.
If you’re reading this and think you could be interested in helping us get to Denver, let us know via email. And if you think this is worth opening a PayPal account for accepting donations – feel free to let us know by emailing or leaving a comment. We aren’t trying to get rich off of you but definitely want to weigh our options. Your opinion matters to us.