circa 2008, blog post by John Hoff
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Yesterday I received a THIRD cash donation. And don't think I don't realize what's up, oh, yes I do...
Some folks realize as soon as I receive a donation I'm blogging about it, because I'm temporarily unable to blog about (here insert a list of names, all more or less public figures, other bloggers and former candidates for office) or (here insert a long list of controversial Northside topics, I simply don't have time to list them all) and I certainly won't be publishing any JAIL ROSTER for a while, heavens no.
The publication of public documents is likely to cause controversy, complaints and professional difficulty. I am chilled like a margarita. What flavor margarita would Johnny Northside be? Simple, you just mix all the flavors together and see if it produces a rainbow or a muddy, carbonaceous brown. Either way, you drink the result rather than let it go to waste. I would call it a Carbonaceous Rainbow Margarita ala Johnny Northside.
A virtual toast, my virtual comrades-in-arms! TO FREE SPEECH!!!
But back to cash donations via PayPal, and why does the repeated mentioning of money make me sound like (name withheld) writing on (name of blog withheld) and rubbing his palms together and chortling?
Here's what I see happening:
If I'm blogging quickly and in a profusely thankful way about donations, it produces a kind of fun feedback loop. In response, some of my readers are all, like, HEY!! For just ten dollars I will have the thrill of seeing Johnny respond on his hot blog about my donation! AND I CAN BE ANONYMOUS!
OK, that's fair. But this blog has a habit of developing little "policies" in response to ongoing experience. So I have decided that while I am grateful for all donations, I will only write profuse public "thank you" for any donations above ten dollars.
Be of good cheer, readers. There is divine justice in the universe. This, too, shall pass.