The Fight For Truth & SocialJustice

$5,126 of $25k goal

Raised by 94 people in 13 months
I have established a GoFundMe account for the purpose of raising sufficient funds to set Blog#42 on a path to growth in 2016. My goals are to expand readership, license interesting content, and invite guest writers to contribute their expert opinions on the topics covered on the blog.


Since it was established in July of 2014, articles on Blog#42 have been read nearly 130,000 times.

I have given up trying to submit my writing to other publications and I am now devoting what amounts to full-time hours to the blog. And what could be more American than starting your own business?

My first big project will be to complete my Precariat  series of articles, followed by the publication of an expanded version of the series in e-book format.

My goal for 2016 is to turn the blog into a full-fledged web-based magazine focused on social justice and the new, post-Great Recession economy, with a small staff of writers and editors.

There are a lot of things that need to go into expanding a website:

* Pay writers & editors for their hard work
* Drive traffic through advertising
* Acquire licenses for image and video stock
* Cover hosting and domain costs
* Cover site development and optimization costs

Won't you please help me reach my goal of raising $25,000 as Blog#42's budget for 2016?

There are a lot of reasons why I am trying to make RimaRegas.com an important resource: 

* Raise awareness of social injustice
* Put the spotlight on economic injustice
* Educate the public on the topics the MSM aren't
* Focus the discussion back on the facts
* Cut through the talking points and smokescreens

This is what the New York Times had to say about me in a feature covering the paper's most influential commenters: 

Ms. Regas said she commented to stay sharp as a writer, hoping to get back in the business after completing the education of her daughter, who has both autism and epilepsy.

She also maintains a blog that offers extended analysis of her Times comments and thoughts on raising a disabled child.

“I have the time, I have the inclination, I write,” she said.

You can read more on the NYTimes website.

This means so much to me as an American and a human being, it is what I live and breath each and every day. It is my aim to cut through the noise machine that is the corporate media of today and continue to produce real, authentic news, analysis, and opinion pieces that gives a measured and strong voice to the Progressive movement. 

I would be deeply grateful if you could help me achieve my goals and, as a thank you, all contributions $100 and over will receive a free copy of the Precariat ebook.

My most sincere thanks,

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Update 5
Posted by Rima Regas
1 month ago
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Dear friends of Blog#42,

I am writing to ask for your continued support as the blog urgently needs to move to a new home. Due to greatly increased in traffic, our current host is throttling the site, shutting it down entirely at times. They want me to upgrade to a more expensive level of service when there are plenty of other hosts that have no such requirements. Moreover, the host isn't adequately supporting the WordPress platform I use and some of the features necessary for my posts are not available. Blog#42 needs to move to a new hosting service.

That, in part, is the reason why my posting schedule has slowed down considerably. It has been nearly impossible to include the information needed for my posts to be informative and include the data readers need to see.

I also have some new (very positive) developments on the personal front and could use your collective support. https://www.gofundme.com/saverimasfamily

Thanking you for your continued support,

Rima Regas
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Update 4
Posted by Rima Regas
2 months ago
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Dear Friends of Blog#42,

It's a new year and an almost entirely unrecognizable world since election day.

I am writing today to ask for your continued support of my blog, with one-time and small monthly contributions. Due to the site's growth this past year, I need to move to a provider that is better suited to handle my traffic, both from the point of view of performance and cost-effectiveness for a higher level of service. Small contributions of $3-5 a month would be deeply appreciated, as they would help me budget for the coming year.

I am still hoping to raise enough funds to offer a diverse set of views on the blog and commission other writers for contributing columns.

Looking forward to another year of blogging,

Rima

PS: In case you missed it, here is my end of year column: http://www.rimaregas.com/2017/01/new-year-ruminations-lucky-among-95-million-losers-yep-thats-me-blog42/
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Update 3
Posted by Rima Regas
3 months ago
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Dear Friends of Blog#42,

We're almost at the end of 2016. I would like to thank you for supporting my work this past year, with your pledges and the many personal notes and comments I've received throughout the year.

Thanks to your pledges, Blog#42 has doubled its traffic and garnered a quarter million views this year. It is my hope that with your continued support, the blog will perform even better in the coming months

It is my hope that I will be able to achieve at least two more goals in the coming months: move to a different service provider at the next level of service for the traffic I am now getting, and raise the funds with which to hire contributing writers.

It is thanks to you that I've been able to come this far. Your ongoing contributions are needed and deeply appreciated.

Wishing you a happy holiday season,

Rima Regas



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Update 2
Posted by Rima Regas
13 months ago
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I started this campaign a week ago just hoping that someone might pay attention to it. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a BUNCH of people paid attention and have pitched in a lot.

There is still quite a ways to go, however, and I need your help.

In order to help this campaign reach more people and reach more lives, it must be shared. I ask that you please take this and share it with as many people as you can. Also ask them to share with their friends and family.

We need to spread the message as wide as possible. We CAN make this happen.

Thank you so, so, SO much!! - Rima
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$5,126 of $25k goal

Raised by 94 people in 13 months
Created January 31, 2016
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Mike Cambron
3 months ago

Good luck Rima. I really value your writings and look forward to your comments in the nytimes.

CG
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Cassandra Giesen
3 months ago

You are an immensely talented writer and I always enjoy reading your comments on the NYT, as well as your own website. Very best wishes to you, Rima!

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Louise Radtke
3 months ago

Best wishes for a good year. I appreciate the work you do.

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