(re-published as a re-statement of SST policy)
Having had 17 million, 200 thousand visits in the last 12 years, (now – 17 September, 2017 – half a million more page views) I have decided once again to seek underwriters (sponsors) for my blogging efforts. This is a small operation. It takes a lot of time. There are opportunity costs for me.
Foundations (preferred) or corporations that make grants to my blogs should understand that the money will go in my pocket in payment for what I do. I will pay whatever costs the blogs have.
What the underwriters will get is an acknowledgement on the blogs (if they want that). They will also assure that I continue doing this for a while. What they will not get is editorial control, content control or title.
I hope that pranksters do not bother me with foolishness that wastes my time. Enquiries should include full contact data; website, phone numbers, a responsible person to contact, etc.
I am grateful to all those individuals who have made donations in the past. pl
Surprisingly – someone wrote to me yesterday (16 September) to attempt to exert editorial control specifically on the basis of a past donation. This was accompanied with an exhortation to be more solemn and professional and to stop calling you "pilgrims." I told this person that I will continue to write as I please. pl