Blog donation 2020. If you want to read on!

A few weeks ago, I met with a good friend. He works in the media sector, he sees the blog critically. Wasted time, he says. A company you can not win with. He asked: Do not you want to finally write for a real brand? He would have ideas and contacts, I would just have to agree.

Blog donation 2020. If you want to read on, you should do something!
Blog donation 2020. If you want to read on, you should do something!

We have been conducting these discussions for years. They always end up telling me something about Saab, lifeblood and sentimentality. He shakes his head, the subject changes, and internally disgusts me. He is not wrong, maybe I am a hopeless case, a romantic who looks after the old days.

Once a year, this unpleasant topic comes to the table, about which one does not like to talk. Money! Yes, the blog needs it year after year. He burns it then in license and server costs, in projects for the digitization of any automotive cultural goods. The blog even pays my gas bill if I take a few days off and go on tour for the readers and collect new topics. And by the way, of course, I always dream of a budget that allows for a restoration and does not ruin the budget immediately, as in the project "Paul". At the end of the year, of course, a few euros should remain, which can be donated for a good cause.

These are the romantic dreams that collide with reality. In the real world the blog lives from a few euros a month, every idea must be well thought out and calculated. And in principle, it gets narrower every year, while the effort keeps rising. Yes, what is he complaining about, will the readers wonder? He is guilty, no one is forcing him to do so. And they are absolutely right!

Blog donation 2020

There were years ago the idea of ​​a sum of 60,00 € per year, say 5 € per month, which each reader could contribute. That would be the perfect contribution that would allow freedom of action and restoration. That it will not come to that is quite clear. Only a fraction of the readers are willing to pay, in which case the Saab world is no different from the rest of the social media. The fact that I still and collect money again shows that I am still an optimist and an advocate of the free Internet.

Did the blog be fun? Was he a pleasant Saab oasis in hectic times? The 5 minutes of the day, when you could hide other things and dive into another world with an espresso or tea? Is it one of the pleasant readings for the heart that one likes to read? Then you should do something that it stays that way!

Like every year, I'm curious to see what happens and how the situation develops. We have an increase of 20% to readers, an all-time high of subscribers. There is much more popularity than criticism, and the ideas of how the blog as a medium 2020 develop could, were received positively. Good conditions for the blog donation 2020 so! In the end, it's only the hard facts that decide.

And, you have to say: 2020 will be especially hard. The number of companies supporting the blog will continue to decline, and so will the budget. New supporters are not in sight, although we had many requests and commitments this year. There was no support, and when asked why, one company said we were writing about Saab anyway ...

The blog, in the year 9, seems a matter of course. You should not bet on that.


Donations account:

Bank account: T. Knecht - IBAN: EN 08 7955 0000 0011 7754 75 - BIC: BYLADEM 1 ASA

PayPal:

34 thoughts too "Blog donation 2020. If you want to read on!"

  • FOR ME, THE 120 EURO REMAINS TO BE A MONTHLY PRIZE IN THE YEAR! THEN YOU CAN LEAVE YOURSELF. THAT'S WHY I WILL PAY FOR A NON-PAYER ...... THINK ALL THAT WOULD LIKE THE BLOG OUT OF THE CUTTER. DEAR READERS ALSO GIVE YOUR PART! THE BLOG IS GOLD VALUES FOR US ALL A COMPANY THAT IS NO LONGER TO KEEP ALIVE! BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY TIPS FOR OUR CARS AND THE ITEMS ARE EASY AT A HIGH LEVEL! THIS IS WORK AND IS COSTING MONEY NOW ... AND EVERYTHING ON THE NET CAN NOT BE EVERYTHING UNFORTUNATELY!
    DEAR GREETINGS FROM THE BODENSEE, ALEXANDER

    21
    2
    Answer
  • Then I'm there for the first time! Thanks for the great blog!

    10
    Answer
  • Thank you for the great work! I'm really looking forward to the Saabblog in the year 2020! Especially important for the future is the digitization of the brand. The blog is also up to date with this topic and I am looking forward to the next ideas and projects!

    6
    1
    Answer
  • I also think the 5 Euro a month should be worth every Saab driver / reader.
    Tom, please continue.
    Best regards from Hannover / Langenhagen
    Sven

    13
    Answer
  • The coming year will decide a lot ... at Sion, (maybe) Tübitak, Evergrande-NEVS.
    In addition, many reports of Saab classics and meetings and and and.
    Therefore, it would be nice if the 10 years at the Saabblog are full, have paid my contribution 🙂

    Answer
    • Thank you, please also to everyone who has already made his contribution or still want to afford. I also think the next 12 - 24 months will be exciting. And I also want to make the 10 years blog full. 😉

      11
      Answer
  • Also, I will contribute and donate next to my guest contributions and hope that there will be many more. Any Saab rider who likes to drive his Saab should make a donation and he will certainly benefit as well. And if it turns out also Saab drivers draw attention to the blog, who do not know the blog yet. I think it's a shame that there are workshops that do not want to support any further, because these also benefit greatly from the Saabblog and owe it to customers that continue to come.

    16
    Answer
  • I also like to join in and keep my fingers crossed that many readers join. Saab is a passion and I think that the area of ​​the classics will be very interesting in the next years. As a supplement (to write something about new things) I would find news from Volvo very interesting. Reports about Trollhättan are understandable, but somehow it feels like always in the valley of tears and uncertainty.

    6
    2
    Answer
    • The old Volvo discussion that we have had for years. I think it's still difficult because where does one start, where does one stop? The real problem is, I can not find the right access to the topic. Although I follow the action every day and am with real interest. I'm just missing the cover, maybe because I'm not driving a Volvo - and Mark anymore?

      Answer
  • Listen, Tom, it would be laughed. In this case, I exceptionally quote our Chancellor: "We can do it!" LG

    10
    1
    Answer
  • Anyone who reads here has its very personal advantage of it, so readers should make a small contribution within the possibilities.

    The Saab friends Thuringia will (again) donate together, Thomas will transfer soon.
    Saabige greetings from Thuringia

    18
    Answer
  • Hey there!
    Have the 60 € just transferred. A course of course for me. Keep it up!

    Greetings from Bad Salzdetfurth

    12
    Answer
  • As has our Peter right - on the next WE is transferred, until then our internal call runs - our sum of last year, we have already far exceeded 🙂

    10
    Answer
  • An excellent blog with a great choice of topics! I'll gladly pay for that, no question at all.

    Answer
  • Of course, as always, I'm doing my contribution, is going out this week. I'm looking forward to the continuation of the blog.

    Answer
  • Hi Tom,

    Thank you for your engagement. From the blog with its great reports, information and news ... benefits the entire Saab community. I am looking forward to more and have just submitted my contribution. In addition to Saab as the main theme, you can also like to report on the other car brand from Sweden. At least that's my opinion.

    Kind regards
    Gebhard

    Answer
  • I see as a small demo against VW & Co. - € 60,00 for 2020 will be transferred immediately. I am still pleased with the successful mix of information on SAAB automobiles, Evergrande-NEVS and "outside the box".

    8
    1
    Answer
  • huch, ... an account of Tom ... I think it went like last year to Mark

    Answer
    • No, the blog has its own account. Everything must be properly taxed, please note. The tax office is grateful.

      Answer
  • Dear blogger!
    The € are instructed. As always ;-).
    I only read this blog, among others
    because of the saaby empathy,
    because of the variety of topics around SAAB u. Trollhattan,
    because of the view outside the box,
    because of some experts outside the blog center u.
    because of the linguistic refinement. 🙂

    Greetings to your friend in the media sector! By the way, I also think it's wonderful (!) That there are people who show commitment without "paying off" anything. These people make up the salt in life. And yes, these people should also be supported.
    In this sense, I'm looking forward to 2020 (anyway) and more exciting, interesting u. illuminating blog stories!

    Answer
  • My days would be dull without the blog!

    Every time a new post announces itself in my mailbox, I leave everything else lying and lying. Read the same is the motto.

    To make this possible in the future, my Obolus is on the way.

    Tom, please keep it up!

    Answer
  • Can I understand, continue reading without Volvo contributions faithfully. I have noted that because the brand still brings the Swedish with it.

    Answer
  • And they are on their way, the 60 Euro ... ..
    Thanks for the dedicated work.

    Greetings to the community

    The Lizi

    Answer
  • The blog is priceless

    You can always feel a close connection to the brand and the people who have also moved or influenced it. The style is unique, inimitably good - this blend of humanity and machines.

    This probably also fails the well-meaning advice of the friendly media maker. Sadly, beneficiaries are also resting on this "weakness" for Saab & the community, which is the foundation of this really strong blog.

    Of course, I will donate and in future prefer companies and services known to me as supporters. Even if it means detours (service) or I even have to screw myself (parts).

    Without the blog I would probably have a new car of another brand today. Since it seems wrong to me to carry my money to beneficiaries who smugly declare that they would benefit anyway from the blog, even without this support.

    9
    1
    Answer
  • Wasted time, just because there is no profit to make with the blog? That's a attitude I can not and do not want to share. I was club president of a music club for many years and am still a secretary. I also spend a lot of time in the club, and it's fun. I could also use my time differently (profitably).
    Life is not just about making a profit. To work with passion for something, be it for an association or a blog, that's what life is all about. Pure profit thinking is the end of all clubs and ultimately of the blog. But I think Tom is someone for whom idealism is not a foreign word. Presumably, that contradicts everyone's reason. You can not explain that.
    And since I do not want to miss the daily (or weekly) five-minute reading, I will also support the blog and make my financial contribution. Where else can you find information and stories about our favorite topic? Saab lives - also through the blog.

    Answer
  • Moin Tom, unfortunately the same story every year. A probably unpleasant donation call for you, so that the blog survives another year. On the one hand, high call numbers at the saabblog on the other hand, but again not rewarding your performance by simply consume.
    Since in my opinion all readers are hooked on one way or another of Saab, I can not understand what makes a small donation so difficult. Yes, small of all would probably solve the subject and I'm talking about 5-10eur. When the plug is pulled all are moaning and probably come with one I had ...
    People Saab is no more and there you are crying (me too) but the blog is alive (yet) so do something.
    @ Tom: make the blog fee. Yes, the number of calls will go back only those are then who reward your work. Each new one gets a temporary access after one month is omitted. And who complains then should first think why that is.
    Oh yes, those who only consume are likely to go to work every day for fun. Do not take money for it. But? Why when everything is free.

    Should I now have attacked one or the other where said above is not true - mea culpa - but think that the non-payers sometimes think about the consequences of their action.

    Sure, my amount is like all years so far.

    Thanks for the great work this year and we'll hear in a few years ... who would have thought of 20 / 30 / ... years ago at Saab ... but the blog is still alive.

    Saabige greetings and a nice Christmas

    Answer
    • Thanks for the ongoing support!

      Chargeable? I agree with 100%. We have been discussing this topic for years and are closely monitoring similar projects that take the step. The result is the same everywhere. Fewer readers, but the decline is not as dramatic as we suspected. In return, financing is improving dramatically and appears to remain stable over the long term.

      We do not (yet) go to step 2020. Why? For one, out of pure sentimentality towards the brand. For another, because still a few workshops keep the blog loyalty. However, as the supported situation will change significantly and the donations campaign is unlikely to be better this year than in previous years, the move is inevitable in the medium term. And yes, it really does not give pleasure every year to come up with the same story.

      Answer
  • Should you write on the payment slip for use Saabblog, so they know more easily?

    Answer
    • No, you do not have to. The account is exclusively for the blog, not private. Thanks for the support!

      Answer
  • I always like to read the blog, feel well informed by posts about a brand that has accompanied me since 40 years. And that one does not read otherwise. My support is sure!
    Thanks to Tom and the team

    Answer
  • Much on the way and therefore only read today ....... Donation eat out

    Answer
  • I will donate for the first time because the blog is part of my daily reading, even though I've never drove Saab!

    Answer

Post a comment

This website uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn more about how your comment data is processed.