If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably seen my regular appeals for donations to help run the site. It’s gone well but it’s still a struggle.
There’s two ways to help – the first is to become a Patron at Patreon.com/TheMurkyDepths.
The next option is one I recently signed up for called Ko-Fi where you can “buy me a coffee” a.k.a donate a sum (thanks to Darryl at 853 for the heads up on both schemes).
I’ve had some great feedback and support, though it’s still very tough to find the time and money to continue to devote so much time to writing new posts (I’m aiming for at least one a day and the ability to devote even more time to researching writing and getting out there to photograph and investigate issues) so wrote this quick post on the site.
Without meaning to bring out a sob story, I rent privately and it’s bloody expensive in London and find time and money to run this site. I write the site on an 8 year old laptop I bought cheaply off ebay which is creaking pretty badly and am not exactly flush with cash!
I write and operate the site as I enjoy it greatly and believe in giving prominence to important stories, whether that be new developments that will have massive impacts in various towns or reporting on pots of money that can help improve the lives of local residents, and just how and where that money is derived and being spent.
I like to think it’s doing a decent job.