As you may or may not know, Seattle Bubble is one of a handful of projects that now make up my full-time job. Since dedicating a larger amount of time to improve and expand Seattle Bubble, I have been able to greatly improve the aesthetics, add useful widgets like “recent forum posts” on the sidebar, and create more in-depth and interesting posts.
However, as the housing market returns to sanity, my work here is only just beginning.
So, I’m taking a page out of the public TV playbook, and running a donation drive this week. The goal is pretty modest: $2,500. Considering that a popular local political blog was recently able to raise $6,000 in a week, I think this is a wholly realistic goal.
I would like Seattle Bubble to become so much more than just real estate news and discussion. We’ve already got a lot of useful resources here for anyone that wants to research the local housing market, but I want to give you more. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve got cooking for Seattle Bubble:
- Comprehensive checklists for home buyers and sellers
- Simple to use and easy to interpret market statistics (i.e. – not just the usual static graphs and charts)
- Interactive maps (in-progress sneak preview)
- Succinct quarterly market newsletters
In order to do all these things, I need to keep growing the income generated by Seattle Bubble. So I’m coming to you, the readers with a request for a few bucks. If you would like to support what we’re doing here, there are a number of ways you can donate.
If you’d like to donate up to $25, I recommend the under-utilized Bulls, Bears, and Ponies gimmick.
Alternatively, for donations of $10 to $250 (in round increments), you can use this handy-dandy button here:
For anyone generous/crazy enough to want to give more than that, you can enter any amount you like through PayPal here.
If you want something more tangible in return for your money, consider buying some advertising on Seattle Bubble. Our rates range from $65 to $200 a month, and we are fairly flexible in how we display the ads. Please read through the advertising page and contact us through the link there for more information.
Please consider donating to Seattle Bubble to help this become an even better resource to educate and empower regular people that just want to make the most out of buying or selling a home.
As is the custom with donation drives, I’ll be popping in throughout the week with updates and a renewed request for your support. Rest assured, this will not mean a reduction in the number of quality on-topic posts you get in the mean time. I’ll keep bringing you the latest news on Seattle’s housing market whether you choose to support me financially or not.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.