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THE TRANSCENDENCE DIARIES are celebrating their 19th year online and ever since the very first post in 2001 the site has been 100% funded through subscriptions and donations from non-profits and readers like you. With the readership The Diaries have amassed over the years, if every person who stops by to read a post subscribed or donated — just once a year, we could guarantee that The Transcendence Diaries will be up and thriving for another twenty years to come. Donations and subscriptions pay the salaries of all the super cool people who work on the Transcendence Diaries project everyday to make them what they are today. If you aren’t yet a subscriber but love the site, please take a moment to do so now.
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Since their inception in 2001 The Transcendence Diaries have always been a non-for-profit labor of love, originally intended as an intellectual and literary pursuit and a social experiment. Advertisements have always been a non-consideration. There are numerous possible boxes all over a modern blogs’ design templates that allow for ad placement and pop-ups in contemporary blogs. Mainstream blogs and social networks are chock full of them. They are clunky and distracting. Their primary purpose is to generate revenue for owners and shareholders — rather than increase the enjoyment of the user experience; which is not necesarily a bad thing. It’s just not our thing.
Every time we’ve attempted to monetize the Diaries by placing ads on the site through the years, they have quickly been deleted to make room for more content AND more clean space to allow the site to breathe more. For whatever reason advertising creates an immediately different vibration and user experience. The world one finds oneself in changes. The purity of the art and intellectual intention gets lost quickly.
So with the Transcendence Diaries, the goal remains the same, to make the site 100% ad-free and generate a thought provoking, engaging and moving experience for the reader. Foundational support, trusts, and donations help achieve this goal. In fact subscriptions and donations are the ONLY way this is made possible. And YOU play a vital role in this noble goal. In more ways than one. Even your consistent visits and reading the Diaries helps. Take pride in that. Subscribing helps even more. Donations help even more.