May We Have Some More?
It's that time of the month again! THE BEGGING TIME!
Hello my sweethearts hello my darlings hello my ragtime gaaaaals! It is the time when we gather around the pic-a-mick blanket and also pick your pocket, you lucky fucks!
How is this day different from all other days? It is not. It is the same.
We don't want to freak you out, but yesterday Upworthy laid off most of its staff, and our educated guess would be Facebook deciding that the people who like Upworthy do not want to see posts from Upworthy. Here, for instance, is the traffic Facebook now sends to Wonkette.
Look at all that zero traffic! We, like the rest of the liberal blogosphere, must be very fake news. Where's our congressional hearing, Republicans? Oh, those are just for Infowars, Diamond and Silk, and the Gateway Pundit? How about that.
Let's see, where were we? Oh yeah, WE NEED MONEY, and we made it easier for you to GIVE IT TO US. We are ad-free, tracker-free, don't fuck up your puter, and are SOLELY reliant on the generous hearts and open bank accounts of LIBERAL DO-GOODERS what DO GOOD and also ARE TERRIBLE! My god, the mouths on you.
See that pretty donate button over in the sidebar? It doesn't take you to five different pages to complete your donation any more, and no longer asks you for your social and your mother's maiden name. That tip jar at the bottom of posts?Well, actually it isn't working right this second. BUT THE SIDEBAR STILL IS! (Update, we think the tip jar is working again. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TEST IT AND SEE!)And why would you do this? Because you feel bad that we have to watch these sumbitches 10 hours a day, our blood pressure rising and our fat asses growing, and we do it for YOU. Why else would you do this? A MIGHTY FEELING OF SUPERIORITY to your SHITFERBRAIN NEIGHBORS. A third reason you might do this? Well, we doubled our freelance bill with NEW WRITERS YOU LOVE, and almost-doubled our server bill with a NEW PLATFORM YOU HAVEN'T BEEN BITCHING ABOUT AS MUCH LATELY. A fourth reason you might give us money? To MAKE THE PIE HIGHER! The 3,000 people a month who now keep us in pic-a-micks can't do it all, and we're still $13,000 under for the year, and it goes straight to mama's credit cards, and probably her hips.
A fifth reason? Scroll up. Look at that punim. Ready, set, MONEY!
Also, if you're still on Facebook, you could share a post or two, but who even goes there anymore? That place sucks, and such small portions. Okay, we love you, MONEY.