So it’s come to this …

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 28, 2018

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Dear Decaturish readers,

All 60,000 of you.

Hi. How are you doing? I’ve gotta ask you something.

Do you like reading community news without having to enter a user name and remember a password? Do you like having a dedicated team of journalists who are watching your community every single day? Do you like playing an important role in keeping your community informed?

If you answered any of the above with a hard “yes” or a soft “sure, why not?,” then we need a favor.

Pull out your credit card, right now, and click any of the following links to become a paying subscriber to Decaturish.

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The future of journalism is so hot right now. But as important as it is to have big papers chasing the big stories, the little outfits like Decaturish are the most essential and least appreciated parts of our civic life. We are there for you day in and day out, chasing the little stories that matter. What are my taxes going to be like this year? When are they gonna turned those damn traffic lights on? What’s that new restaurant opening up? What was the story on that accident I saw on my way home from work?

We have dedicated ourselves to answering these questions and more. We don’t just bring you the bad news. In response to reader feedback, I’ve made sure that Decaturish is paying attention to all of the good people doing good things in our community. There’s a lot of good going on in this world and in this place we call home, and that’s worth celebrating.

For people that are on the fence about supporting us, what can we do to convince you? What kind of coverage do you need that you’re not getting? We want to know. Drop me a line at editor@decaturish.com. I promise I’ll listen and, if possible, work harder to win your support.

Right now we have 360 active paid subscribers. Let’s get that up to 500 by the end of the year. If you’re one of the thousands of people who read us, but haven’t gotten around to supporting us, stop what you’re doing, get your credit card ready and hop over to one of our subscription links. I know there are 140 of you out of our 60,000 monthly readers who can spare $3 a month to help us continue doing what we do and get better at it.

If you’re already a subscriber, please share this post and tell your friends why you support us. Your endorsements are more powerful than any pitch I could make.

I’ve got big plans for the coming year. (Hell, I always do.) But a new website, a renewed focus on covering this community, and hiring more writers to write more stories are at the top of our to-do list. I’m already making good on some of that by hiring Mary Margaret Stewart and Ellie Ritter as our assistant editors. These two Decatur High grads are helping me keep this site vibrant and relevant. Your support helps me keep them busy covering our community and that benefits everyone.

Supporting Decaturish is a win-win. You get information, we get to do what we like to do and no one has to navigate a silly pay wall in the process. Sound good? Great. Get your credit card ready. Let’s do this.

To subscribe for $3 a month, click here.

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P.S. Advertising is cool, too. We need both sources of income to keep reporting news about our community. For more info about ads, click here or email advertise@decaturish.com. 

 

 

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About Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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