April 30, 2016 – Past Daily Spring Fundraiser Update – Using The Mind-As-Parachute Analogy
7 Days left – 7 days, and a little under half of our goal reached. It’s the last full weekend before we pack it up and go home. Nail-biting is a real activity right now – you always wonder, when you do a Fundraiser, if you’re going to make it before the deadline or not. A lot of people wait until the last minute – a lot of people are on the fence about supporting a website like this, or an archive that supplies all the sounds you hear. A lot of you have already contributed, or contributed in previous fundraisers and you want to sit this one out. I don’t blame you – it’s a drag, listening to pitching all the time – you just want to hear the interviews or the Pop Culture – dive into a concert, and not be hassled by pleas for money. But we gotta do it – we don’t get support any other way – advertising doesn’t pay for it – we aren’t underwritten by a corporation – don’t have deep pockets – we scrape what we can together to keep it going because we’re committed to bringing you history you may not be familiar with – voices you may have heard about, but never heard. Music that either takes you back or turns you on – all these things and a lot more, that’s what Past Daily does every day – and we do it because history is important, knowing about the world around you is important – knowing that some things have happened over and over is crucial – being introduced to something new and unfamiliar is necessary. Like they always say – “A mind is like a parachute – it only works when it’s open” – that’s what we’re trying to accomplish here.
All I ask is that you consider supporting it, in whatever way you’re willing to do – you can chip in a little or a lot. You can tell your friends. We need your support during these last critical days. And I hate to sound like a broken record, but we really need your help – we can’t do this without you. So, however you’re willing to do it, please do what you can. I always say “we’re because you are” and that’s true – if it wasn’t for the people who visit every day, there wouldn’t be any reason to be here. But I keep getting evidence we might be doing something right here – and I want to stay. I’m here for the long haul, but it really can’t happen unless you chip in and be part of it. Thank you so very much to all those of you who have contributed so far – you have made a huge difference – I hope you all like the premiums!
All you have to do is click on the link in the Box below and chip in what you can – simple and easy as that.
Till next time,