McKinley Valentine

is creating a delightful newsletter

44

patrons

$146

per month
You're probably here because you like The Whippet, which is honestly so cheering to know. Thanks for reading! 

I started The Whippet because it’s getting harder and harder to find interesting articles without being swamped by Trump news, and it was doing my head in. I wanted a breather from the harrowing stuff, but I didn’t want just pictures of cute animals, either, I wanted stuff that made my brain ping. I couldn't find a newsletter like that, so I made one.

It takes more work than maybe it looks like from the outside - I reject a lot of articles because they're too obvious, already been shared too often, or they just don't intrigue me, and I put a lot of thought into finding the parts that will tell the gist of what's interesting about it without you having to read the whole 8,000 word article. I'd say it takes me about six hours of solid work an issue.

All of which is a long-winded way of saying, if you want to support The Whippet, I'd love you to, and you'll be making it sustainable for me to do.

You can also help just by telling folks that you like it! Print it out and slip under their doors. Read it on public transport when you know people are looking over your shoulder. "Accidentally" forward it to your ex. Every little bit helps.
Tiers
Italian Greyhounder
$2 or more per month
You're great, just great. Thank you.
Whippeteer
$5 or more per month
You are a generous soul and your name is carved into the candle of my heart.
Great Dane, I guess?
$10 or more per month
As part of this pledge, you can ask me any question on any topic, and I'll give as thorough an answer as I can. I might publish it (with your permission) or send the answer via private message. I do not know how to give short answers to questions, and I promise any answer you get will be verbose, wide-ranging, and thoroughly researched. 
Like a really tall horse
$25 or more per month
This is like a proper subscription like for the Economist!

If you, want - no obligation because it's not everyone's idea of a good time - you can write the Unsolicited Advice section for one issue! Anything you feel like people oughtta know, here's your chance to tell 'em. Up to 300 words - just no contemporary politics or hurtful stuff. 

(I'll proofread it, and I might add my own commentary - especially if your advice is something like "smoke more cigarettes" - but you'll get to see anything I've added or changed before it gets published.)
Goals
$146 of $160 per month
This is about the amount at which The Whippet would be earning me under-the-table hospitality wages. 
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You're probably here because you like The Whippet, which is honestly so cheering to know. Thanks for reading! 

I started The Whippet because it’s getting harder and harder to find interesting articles without being swamped by Trump news, and it was doing my head in. I wanted a breather from the harrowing stuff, but I didn’t want just pictures of cute animals, either, I wanted stuff that made my brain ping. I couldn't find a newsletter like that, so I made one.

It takes more work than maybe it looks like from the outside - I reject a lot of articles because they're too obvious, already been shared too often, or they just don't intrigue me, and I put a lot of thought into finding the parts that will tell the gist of what's interesting about it without you having to read the whole 8,000 word article. I'd say it takes me about six hours of solid work an issue.

All of which is a long-winded way of saying, if you want to support The Whippet, I'd love you to, and you'll be making it sustainable for me to do.

You can also help just by telling folks that you like it! Print it out and slip under their doors. Read it on public transport when you know people are looking over your shoulder. "Accidentally" forward it to your ex. Every little bit helps.

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Tiers
Italian Greyhounder
$2 or more per month
You're great, just great. Thank you.
Whippeteer
$5 or more per month
You are a generous soul and your name is carved into the candle of my heart.
Great Dane, I guess?
$10 or more per month
As part of this pledge, you can ask me any question on any topic, and I'll give as thorough an answer as I can. I might publish it (with your permission) or send the answer via private message. I do not know how to give short answers to questions, and I promise any answer you get will be verbose, wide-ranging, and thoroughly researched. 
Like a really tall horse
$25 or more per month
This is like a proper subscription like for the Economist!

If you, want - no obligation because it's not everyone's idea of a good time - you can write the Unsolicited Advice section for one issue! Anything you feel like people oughtta know, here's your chance to tell 'em. Up to 300 words - just no contemporary politics or hurtful stuff. 

(I'll proofread it, and I might add my own commentary - especially if your advice is something like "smoke more cigarettes" - but you'll get to see anything I've added or changed before it gets published.)