iSteve has broken the 1,500 mark for blog postings for the first time ever in a single year. Since I started blogging in late 2001, I’m up to 17,418 posts totalling 8,584,102 words. In contrast, Animal Farm is less than 30,000 words and Remembrance of Times Past is 1,267,069 words. So take that, Orwell and Proust.
We also set a new record for page views in one year, breaking last year’s 10,061,393
In the coming week, iSteve will set records with the first ever 200,000 comments and 15,000,000 comments-words year. That’s really a lot. Thanks!
December is always the third of my three fundraisers each year (along with April and August). So, please, I greatly appreciate any and all financial support. Nothing encourages me more than your appreciation, especially in monetary form.
Here are seven ways for you to contribute to iSteve:
First: So far, I haven’t been blackballed from Paypal. You can use Paypal (non-tax deductible) by going to the page on my old blog here. Paypal accepts most credit cards. Contributions can be either one-time only, monthly, or annual. (Monthly is nice.)
Commenter Lot adds:
For paypal, you can currently avoid all fees on both sides of the transfer by (1) selecting the “friends and family” feature (2) using your bank account rather than credit card.
Second: You can mail a non-tax deductible donation to:
P.O Box 4142
Valley Village, CA 91617-0142
Third: You can make a tax deductible contribution via VDARE by clicking here. (VDARE has been kiboshed from use of Paypal for being, I dunno, EVIL. But Stripe and other ways of contributing are still working.) Note: the VDARE site goes up and down on its own schedule, so if this link stops working, please let me know. Don’t forget to click my name.
Fourth: You can use Bitcoin:
I’m using Coinbase as a sort of Paypal for Bitcoins.
Coinbase payments are not tax deductible.
Below are links to two Coinbase pages of mine. This first is if you want to enter a U.S. dollar-denominated amount to pay me.
This second is if you want to enter a Bitcoin-denominated amount. (Remember one Bitcoin is currently worth many U.S. dollars.)
Fifth: if you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay. Just tell WF SurePay to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.
Sixth: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.