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About

How it all began

I launched the Scottish Terrier and Dog News back in 2007. The goal was to provide high quality dog news and information while giving Scottie lovers something new every day.

The way we were in 2007
The way we were in 2007

The highs and the lows

Since that time, Scottie News has achieved its readership goals  and even briefly topped the Google rankings for Scottish Terriers. Where it hasn't succeeded, however, is in meeting its revenue targets.

Why not? Well, first of all, ad rates have fallen sharply for almost everyone. On top of that, no one's yet figured out a simple, frictionless way to pay for content online. At one point, I tried a subscriber system, which was semi-successful, but it caused marketing and administrative tasks to take over my life. 

After more than five years, I finally gave up on the Scottie News —until Kickstarter brought me back.

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter's crowd funding seems like a model that could really work for the Scottie News. It's a simple formula: I tell you how much money I need to produce great Scottish Terrier content for an entire year, and then it's in your hands.

The future of Scottie News is up to you

Can you spot the Scottish Terrier?
Can you spot the Scottish Terrier?

 If I don't meet the funding goal I've set, Kickstarter automatically refunds your money and you won't pay a cent. If I do meet the goal, it's all systems go and you can count on getting the Scottie News delivered either daily (five days a week) or weekly for all of 2014. How easy is that?

Here's what you can expect if Scottie News get's funded:

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hug your Scottie. 

All that and more if you Bring Back the Scottish Terrier and Dog News!

Risks and challenges

This is about as low risk a project as there's ever been. Loyal readers know exactly what to expect from the Scottie News. New readers can browse the archives and get a sense of what's in store.

Possible risks include death, major injury, floods, nuclear war. All of these could prevent the delivery of the Scottie News. But in such a worst case scenario, we'll all have bigger problems, right?

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $9

    The Lurker: Get on the Scottie News mailing list and keep an eye on what's going on.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $28

    The Reader: Get the Scottie News in your email box five days a week for all of 2014. Or read it on line if you prefer. A guaranteed Scottie fix.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $28

    The Weekly Reader: Get the Scottie News in your email box once a week for all of 2014. Or read it on line if you prefer. A guaranteed Scottie fix for those who like to keep the inbox clean.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $47

    The Sponsor: Get the Scottie News in your email box five days a week for all of 2014. Or read it on line if you prefer. Plus, a photo of your dog(s) will appear on the special sponsors' page. Your name too, if you want it.

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    The Weekly Sponsor: Get the Scottie News in your email once a week for all of 2014. Or read it on line if you prefer. Plus, a photo of your dog(s) will appear on the special sponsors' page. Your name too, if you want it.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $71

    The Gift Giver: Give the Scottie News to anyone you want. You'll both receive it in your email boxes for all of 2014. Plus, a photo of your dog(s) will appear on the special sponsors' page. Your names too, if you want.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $94

    The Super Sponsor: Get the Scottie News in your email box for all of 2014. Or read it on line if you prefer. Your dog will not only appear on the Sponsors page, but get a special post of his own where you can tell the world what makes your Fido so great.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $188

    The Board Member: You get everything you would as a Super Sponsor, plus you get to participate in quarterly Editorial Board meetings online.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $236

    The Advertiser: Get a special blog post to tell Scottie lovers all about your products and services. Plus, a small sidebar ad for three entire months.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $942

    The Ultra Advertiser: Sponsor the Scottie News for a month or more. A range of different options are available to suit advertiser needs.

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Funding period

- (35 days)