I absolutely love the new little features that are showing up at the bottom of my page.
And Chipin is cool!! Now, you can see how much Monti & Kelli need to keep this site up and running. It's not that much if all of us contributed. Heck, if we all contributed a dollar, just once. Not a day, not a month, just once, they'd have enough to pay for CSRNation for a year.
So really, I think it would be great if we could all do at least that much. I know everyone's having tough times out there, but really what's a dollar? And if you've covered a job on this site or taken a job on this site, I think it would be great for you to contribute at least two dollars.
I bet it's the best value for that dollar you're ever going to get in terms of information, community, and networking. Much cheaper than the NCRA annual conventions, and a much better opportunity to get to know people over time and pick up jobs.
The bottom line is that we all love CSRNation, and I for one am happy to "chipin" to keep it up and running.
So please donate, or I'm going having to start doing something dreadful like advocating for one of those PBS telethons or maybe Monti & Kelli will even have to start charging or looking for a corporate sponsor. Is that what you really want? Do you want poor Kelly or Monti to have to wear a shirt that says Thomson Reuter or NCRA all the time?
I love the fact that this site is sponsorship free. NO adds from the NCRA or Stenograph something. You get to place your ads for free in the classifieds. What if they had to start charging for that?
So I will try to climb down off my soapbox now, but check out the new features. They're fun and they're cool!!!
Oh, by the way, these are my own rantings and ravings. Neither Monti or Kelli has ever asked me to ask you for a donation, and I am in no way going to be monetarily recompensed for my rantings or ravings. The only recompense I get will be the privilege of continuing to use this site to rant & rave some more and see what all of you, my fellow reporters & friends, are doing.