Capitol Hill Blue will celebrate its 15th year on the World Wide web on October 1.

I’m hoping it won’t be the last anniversary for the web site that has become the oldest political news site on the Internet.

But times are hard and we find that revenue from the ads don’t begin to cover the expense of keeping this web site up and running.

We’ve instituted some cost-saving measures, including moving to smaller, less-expensive servers, and cutting back on the subscriptions to syndicated content but we still come up short each and every month.

Like most news web sites, Capitol Hill Blue has never made money. The ads only pay for part of the expense. For the last 14-plus years, I’ve made up the difference out of my own pocket and I’ve spent well over $100,000 doing so.

But my pockets are not bottomless and my resources are not unlimited so I’m asking readers to help when they can.

If you believe, as I and the many volunteers who keep this web site running do, that Capitol Hill Blue provides a valuable function on the Web, I hope you will consider making a donation to our cause.

It doesn’t have to be much. Any bit helps. If 100 readers give $10 each, that’s $1,000. A $25 dollar donation by 100 readers raises $2,500.

All money received will go towards paying the bills for keeping this site on the web. Nobody here draws a salary. Never have, never will. Some, like me, reach into their own pockets each month to keep this place running.

If you can help, please clock on the “Donate” button below and help.

If you wish to contribute by check, you can send one to:

Blue Ridge Photography
PO Box 67
Floyd, VA 24091.

Please make your checks out to “Blue Ridge Photography” because that is the business entity that pays the bills for this web site.

I said earlier this week that I’m not wired to beg. But I can ask for your help and I’m asking. We’ve tried to be here when you, our readers, needed us. Now we’re hoping you can be here for us.

Thank you.

Doug Thompson
Founder, Editor & Publisher
Capitol Hill Blue

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