From time to time I get emails from readers asking how they can support Decent Films. I can’t say how gratifying this is, especially since I’ve never put out a tip jar or any kind of donation program (partly, I confess, out of inertia and procrastination).
I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to do what I do, and to get paid for it more often than not. For the last few years, with my writing semi-hiatus as I study for the permanent diaconate, I’m writing less (and getting paid less) than I’d like, and there are college tuition bills I didn’t have before.
Now, with the new site redesign, I’ve spent more money on the site than I ever did before, even though I did quite a bit of the work (far more than I imagined beforehand!) myself. I’ve often joked you couldn’t pay me to do this work, and there’s truth to that: It’s a labor of love. But it’s also true that it takes time I would otherwise have for my family, and I couldn’t justify that if I wasn’t also supporting them in some way.
So it’s time. Here’s my response to readers interested in how they can support Decent Films:
Just by reading, you’re helping both financially and emotionally. (This is especially true if you subscribe to the print editions of the Register or Catholic Digest, but even reading the online versions helps.)
Don’t think I just want to hear agreement. I want to hear disagreement too. If you have a different take on a movie than mine, share it. If you think I got something wrong, let me know. And always, if I make a mistake (I make many mistakes), I want to know about it. Thanks!
Copyright © 2000– Steven D. Greydanus. All rights reserved.