Blog donation: Did like 2015?

36 hours without Saabblog ... 1 1 / 2 days without saabic reading. A test. No Saabblog, that means no automotive morning reading, no reading fun at the end of the day. Was it fair for us to take the blog offline? It was a signal. Time for a serious topic.

No more Saabblog?
No more Saabblog?

Writing an automotive blog is not a difficult exercise - actually! Material supply manufacturers with press releases, and there is often financial support. The work is made easier by databases that provide image and film material for download. That's not what we have, 4 years after the demise of Saab Automobile AB, for our project.

Subjects have to be found by themselves, countless hours are spent week by week researching and procuring material. It will be more demanding to write, year after year. In some of the posts that are read quickly, weeks of work are stuck.

As the challenge grows, for each article time must be "borrowed" from families, friends or job, so the support for the blog has been falling for months. Constantly to do more, decreasing donations, that is not a solid foundation. An important blog supporter, the Kunert family, said goodbye to the business this year. The gap left behind could not be closed. Many companies live from businesses around Saab, benefiting from our work keeping cars in the present. But few have courage and are ready for regular support.

In addition to financing servers, promotions, events, niceties such as Saab reader cups and other things, our charity project is close to our hearts. Resources that are not needed for maintaining the blog and for actions are invariably included in the projects we support.

The blog, the daily Saab message, is important if the brand is not to be forgotten. Mark and I want to continue blogging on 2016. Volunteer, for the love of the brand and with a lot of passion, without benefits for us. Are the readers on the blog ready to contribute the project?

In the Anglo-Saxon area it is the custom to support bloggers with donations. Saab Blogger veteran Swade, founder of Trollhattansaab and Saabsunited, called in twice a year. The donations of the readers were a confirmation of his project, a recognition of the work done. How does it look for our German-speaking Saabblog?

Did the readers like the blog 2015? Did we deliver the required daily dose of Saab? What on average are 29 articles worth per month? So that the blog also 2016 remains on the net, we rely on the donations of the readers. How about making a financial contribution to our work in Year 2016?

Readers can decide what the blog is worth, whether it stays online. Our commitment to the supporters ends as every year to the 31.12. This gives us the freedom to decide if we want to blog for another year.

Should the page be empty in the future, like the last 36 hours? That would be sad ... We would be happy if the blog story 2016 would continue. Active help can be provided by companies in which they contribute as blog supporters for 2016. Readers can donate via Paypal button in the sidebar or by bank transfer. On request we will send the data. Just send an e-mail to:

Thank you!

83 thoughts too "Blog donation: Did like 2015?"

  • Panic! I thought the blog has closed! I hope and wish that it goes on year after year ..

    Donations are a good thing and I'm there.

  • The impact was sitting!
    36 hours without SAAB-a felt eternity ...
    On fac .... I would not have followed.
    The blog is worth something to me. However how much € ???
    CONCRETE! ??
    I'm going inside myself. I have to move the thought in my head. A decision of head AND belly!
    SAAB remains a "challenge" ... 😉

  • I finede the blog ingeniously and always read it, for years! Of course, I would also be ready for a donation. could that be put into shape? eg donation possibilities with fixed amounts?

  • Hi Tom,

    I'm honest, I did not notice it soo, but that may be because I currently have a little bit around the ears. A donation is worth the blog in any case, maybe as much as the money for a car newspaper a week? If I now so hochrechne on the month and year, I am amazed what is likely to loll together, with the disadvantage that I have to search for SAAB messages. May be a green glow if I have the current color right in my head

    What do you think, are you ready to call numbers, what the blog costs so much a year, so what you need at least to plan?

    VG Cetak

    • Publicly calling numbers is tricky. Only so much: Our goal and motivation was to be able to donate a decent 4-digit amount per year. In the past, that was not possible at the moment. That's frustrating. What the blog really costs depends on what we make of it. We can minimize the effort, which suffers the diversity of the article and the quality. It was my wish / dream to restore a project car every year. We could keep Saab 901 / Saab 9-5 1 etc. alive and arouse much interest. Financed by blog revenues, and sold / auctioned at the end of the year, much as the cancer aid in Giessen does. We are a long way from that.

      What would help? Of course we recalculated. The ideal would be if as many readers as possible would make a contribution, say 5 € per month / 60 € annual fee. That's less than 20 cents per item, and would make us actionable in the long term. Possibly, depending on the readiness, projects like a blog car would be possible.

  • About PayPal a fine thing and done quickly. Did not take 2 min. Everybody has left a few euros. But you also get back lots of Saabspirit.

  • Very good idea, 5 € per month or 60 € annual fee should be in it for most of us.
    Especially attractive I think the idea with the annual project car and the auction analog or similar Lebenshilfe casting. That would be it, would certainly bring a lot and take in the entire Saab scene (even outside the blog).
    In this sense: please keep it up !!!

  • A good monthly costs at least 5 €, so a reasonable amount to support the blog, I would be happy willing to make this. Please send me the appropriate connections.

  • Is done, I look forward to the next article

  • Hi Tom,
    I would miss something without Saabblog, although you write very little about the Rhein-Main-Saabblog, unfortunately. Whatever the reason might be.
    Also I would like to deduct an Obulus for the daily, weekly or similar. Reports to keep our enthusiasm for the SAAB brand

    • Rhein-Main-Saab blog? Has something gone past me? We look forward to your donation, do you need a bank account?

      • Sorry, but I did not mean Rhein-Main-Saab Club blog. Since German is not my first mother tongue, that can happen. We are flexible, or?

        • Of course we are flexible. Logically, I write about the Rhein-Main-Saab-Club. If I get info in my mailbox very much.

  • Please continue
    Best regards from Berlin

  • If you put down the SAAB glasses, you can see how the reality is. For example: Sweadology, the blog of Swade - gone. Trollhattansaab - gone. SU just before the funeral. Saabplanet writes daily, but without pretensions. Saabtala - mayfly and so on. In short, nobody but Mark and Tom and team work with SAAB.

    It's probably something of an unpaid second job I do not want to do. If the bloggers conclude, SAAB is mousetot, and that's what. Can not understand that only 9 (!!!) dealers support the blog. For me, the blog is worth a green bill a year, if many (hej people, we are many !!) Join the worked with the projectcar. I think it's cool!

  • I'm done! Thank you for your work.
    Please remind me again next year.

  • My donation is coming - of course!

    For me, it is completely incomprehensible that NEVS sees no reason to be generous here. They should actually have the utmost interest in the fact that the name SAAB remains reasonably stable and will not be forgotten - after all, one would like to use the name SAAB for a good reason (see also internet presence of NEVS).

    Although the support of the blog is not a guarantee for NEVS to use the name again in the future - the continuous SAAB presentation in the blog would, however, in my view, also for Jiang & Co. rather advantageous!

  • Was already really scared and thought that we only have to make further contact via Facebook.
    I have not had Facebook for years.
    I will make a donation so that this almost daily information about our Saab community will be available for everyone via this unique blog.

  • The blog is indispensable. Of course I am here!


    In addition, I only find him in this article or I am looking for donation. I think he belongs to the start and every subpage. In the menu bar, perhaps before contact, one could then explain the donation call again, for what the money is needed etc ..

    @ Tom, please send me the bank details?

  • It must go on anyway, where else does Saab still live?
    I'm definitely with a support here.
    All Saab friends a nice holiday season, happy holiday and all the best for 2016.
    We look forward to the next common exits and continue interesting information in the blog.

  • I'm shocked, we donate almost all according to our mood to different organizations.
    As a SAAB fan you should not donate, but the brand SAAB with a membership fee express his attachment. How many of us pay for golf, chess, football or any other club? I'm one of 789 subscribers and now pay my contribution to the informative SAABblog. Please do not throw in the towel!

  • Just ordered account information. amount up to measure.

  • Great idea! The blog has to live on. And the donation is a matter of honor. Thanks for the great work!
    Is it actually possible to donate for NEVS? Maybe the crowd funding can finally build a small series of SAAB Aero X. There would be a market for that - for sure!

  • Please the data to me!

  • Already had withdrawal symptoms! PayPal is really a fine and fast thing.
    Now all I can say is ....... keep it up.
    All a nice holiday season and a happy new year.

  • Hello Tom,

    I would also like to pay my "subscription fees" Will I get the account data?

    • Of course! Mark and I are happy about every subscription 😉 Data is on the way.

      • Hi Tom,
        I also like to take the data for the membership fee

        It was already a bit of uncertainty with me, as after several attempts the Saabblog just did not work.
        Madness I find the connectedness, how much really spontaneously what to give. I am not aware of any other brand where you have heard something similar.

        Best regards - Marco

  • How much is needed here per year? And moving to the number of members? The reactions are quite encouraging.

    Count me in. I think Saab is worth it. More 900 I article büddebüdde

    • have grad over paypal something over grow ...

    • If all subscribers gave something, that would be fantastic. That would have potential then right. What do we need? The more the better. For example, an average 4 digit amount would bring a project car within range. Something we all, the brand, the charity project, 2016 would have something. Let's see what happens. The prelude is good so far. Announcement comes tomorrow. Thanks for the donation Martin!

      • Oh yes! A Saab 900 I turbo 16S Aero as a project car

  • Please also donate data.
    An Austrian abonent.


  • @ Tom:

    Would a donation receipt possibly also possible?
    Donations can finally be deducted from the tax and then you can increase the donation accordingly

    • Unfortunately not, the project is not charitable, no donation receipt. Can change someday ...

  • Also my SAABClub contribution is now there
    Greetings from the SAAB friends Saxony.

  • Clearly the blog needs to be supported. But honestly. Just before Christmas everyone comes and wants something, and for his loved ones you want to have something left over. Since I assume that the donation button now remains permanently on the page, I have now sent a smaller donation. I promise, however, that more donations will be distributed by me throughout the year. Let me just say I pay my membership fee every quarter. Is that OK ?

    • We appreciate every engagement, no question. Every sum is welcome and we thank you for that!

  • Moin Tom,

    as a daily reader of the blog, it is worth me to participate in the preservation. Please send the data,

    Thanks and keep it up!

    Greetings from the Erik900

  • Hello Tom and Mark, please continue. My donation is also safe! I am still on vacation, so it will be done next week. Please send me the bank details. Best regards from Saxony

  • Moin Tom,

    can not you place the donation account data under Contacts, then they are available to all?

    Greeting Gerd

    • Reluctantly. Account data in the net, publicly accessible, invite to mischief.

  • Have paid my subscription, for me a matter of course!
    Great work must also be appreciated !!!!
    Thank you for your insanity engagement, happy holidays and above all, have fun with your SAAB's !!!

  • Tom, Moin Mark!
    So without SAAB Info I do not like to imagine the future days ....
    Therefore, I have come to the decision to make my contribution.
    Your contribution to the SAAB life is already more than impressive !!!
    Please send me the account details.

  • Dear Bloggers,

    My donation to you for the great commitment in 2015 is on the way. I hope that 2016 continues with the blog and will of course be back with a donation! To make this quasi volunteer task with this quality is from my point of view a regular donation worth !!!
    I hope that it will work for me with a participation in an event in 2016 and we can get to know each other personally.
    I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas!

    Greetings from Celle!

  • Hello Tom with team,
    Just over PP my Saab-Miterhaltungs auxiliary contribution contribution handed over.
    That together we can get what we can.
    Saabige greetings from Salzburg

  • Saabblog yes, donation yes! Clearly. Have just done my duty through paypal!

    Greetings from Switzerland, Hans

  • Yes, the SAAB blog must be for all SAAB lovers! I ask for sending the bank details.

  • Hey Tom, man ... that's a great thing! As soon as I'm home, I will donate! Without Saabblog does not work. Good that I'm in stress this week and "almost" did not notice anything!
    LG from Berlin / Sofia

  • Hallo,
    the money is more than worth it!
    One time bank details please.
    Thank you.

  • I would like to make a small (subscription) contribution. The way through PayPal is unusual for me and accordingly complicated. I am happy to respond to the announcement of a (bank) account for international transfer from Switzerland.

    SAAB Combi 93 II 2.0T Automat, 03 2006, 145 tkm

    • Mail is on the way, thank you!

      I'll take your email address from the comment before someone messes with it

  • Hello Tom, please give me the account details.
    But come until next week, lying flat with a cold.

  • I would also like the bank data, since no Paypal user.

  • Hello Tom, hello Marc, I've just returned from vacation and donate quarterly. The first payment is out. Keep up the good work and keep our Saab community together. You are the basis of Saab life. That's how I feel that way ...... ..

    Greetings from Saxony

  • Hi Tom,
    I'm not very familiar with the German language, but still read the blog news with great interest (sometimes with some help). I would also miss it, if the well-founded and up-to-the-minute information about Saab cars and community would not come via your channel in the remote western Switzerland. That's why my financial support. Please, send me your bank details, as I have no Paypal account!
    Best regards from the Neuchâtel Jura

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