UPDATE: GOAL ACHIEVED

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I didn’t want to set an official goal for this fundraiser because I had no idea what to expect. My top-end goal was to raise $3,000, a buck from every daily user. Unfortunately, I only received about 100 donations. Fortunately, this isn’t a Pro-Bernie news aggregate site, and you ballers came through with an AVERAGE donation of $30. About 80% of the donations were in the $10-$30 range, 15% were in the $1-$10 range, and about 5% were in the holy shit range. I would also like to give a huge shout-out to the people that were generous enough to continue donating monthly.

I am completely floored by the amount of support I have received for this site in the last 36 hours. The monetary support has been unbelievable, but what really overwhelmed me were the messages of encouragement. The fact that I was receiving money and being thanked at the same time was truly motivating, and was a much needed affirmation that what I am doing here everyday is important and worthwhile.

I’m going to leave this post as the headline for the rest of the day and after that I’ll place a link to this post on the bottom of the Rantingly homepage. That way people will still have a chance to donate if they would like and we can also get the Rantingly headline back to reporting news…because enough about me already.

Thanks again,

Nick

P.S. I just enabled comments on the bottom of the page if you would like to leave one.

1st Annual Rantingly Fundraiser

 

Hello Rantingly users. This is Nick, the guy who runs this beautiful site.

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First of all, let me just get straight to the point of this post…

Rantingly is currently at a crossroads and I need your help to keep this site going…

The opportunity cost of running this site is enormous…

This site requires an insane amount of hours (about 80 a week) to stay up to date and to maintain the quality that makes all 3,000 of you coming here everyday…

Financially I’m at the point where I should really be increasing the amount of hours I work outside of Rantingly…

The more time I spend away from the site, the more the quality of this site will decrease…

I really don’t want to have to do that…

I’m a little bit biased but I truly believe that this is the best news site on the internet and I want to continue to try and make it even better…

I’ve put so much work into making this site what it is today that I can’t really stand the thought of seeing it diminished…So…


If You Appreciate My Work Please Consider Donating By Clicking The Link Below



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Full Transparency: The amount of money I currently make from ads minus the cost to keep this site on the internet is almost enough to pay my car insurance bill every month…

Full Disclosure: Most of the donated money will go towards my living expenses, which will enable me to keep this site running. Donations will also go towards the cost of maintaining this site, including another server upgrade which I plan on doing before the end of the month…

 

Some more info about this site…

Not many of you know this, but Rantingly is a one-man show started by me in August 2017, and yesterday was the official 2-year anniversary of the site. I’m always humbled when I receive messages in my inbox that say things like, “you guys are doing a great job” or “tell your staff to get a dictionary”.  There is no staff or team, its just me. Over 50,000 articles posted in 730 days and not one of them has been to the New York Times, Washington Post, or CNN…

I was inspired to make this site when I began to notice how difficult it was to find a trustworthy news site. My usual “go-to” sites were not even mentioning the stories I was most interested in reading about. Even worse, the site I trusted the most was beginning to fall victim to the constant barrage of MSM hoaxes. This was the last straw…

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So I had a couple of beers and started to make a website…

It’s quite possible I had one too many because I came up with the name Rantingly while listening to the Clancy Brothers…


Chorus:
Sae rantingly, sae wantonly,
Sae dauntingly gaed he;
He play’d a tune, and danc’d it roon’
Below the gallows-tree.

“Sir Walter Scott says that Macpherson played it under the gallows, and, after playing the tune, he then offered his fiddle to anyone in his clan who would play it at his wake. When no one came forward to take the fiddle, he broke it – either across his knee or over the executioner’s head – and then threw it into the crowd with the remark, “No one else shall play Jamie Macpherson’s fiddle”. He then was hanged or, according to some accounts, threw himself from the ladder, to hang by his own will.” – Wikipedia

Sweet…

 

So after about a day or two of getting the proper layout, teaching myself some basic html and learning what a widget was, Rantingly.com was born…

Here’s my first shameless plug on the_Donald

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Two years later Rantingly has about 3,000 daily users and we’re growing steadily every month…

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The best way to keep Rantingly going TODAY is to make a donation by clicking the DONATE button above…

The best way to keep Rantingly going in the FUTURE is to spread the word about Rantingly on social media…

Thanks for all your support!

 

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