A new chapter

After 8 years at Kukla’s Korner, I’ve decided to start a new chapter blogging on my own on http://themalikreport.com. I hope to continue providing excellent coverage of the Red Wings, their prospects and more on a regular basis, and I hope that you’ll come along for the ride.

The new The Malik Report works a little differently: instead of utilizing advertisements for revenue, I’m going to try my best to avoid ads for as long as possible (hopefully entirely), and instead attempt to use an “NPR model” of funding. I’m asking my readers (that’s you) to help me pay the bills by either making a one-time donation at http://paypal.me/TheMalikReport or to start a subscription to the blog on Patreon (at https://www.patreon.com/themalikreport).

My goal funding-wise is to attempt to generate as many $5-per-month subscriptions as possible, with the goal of 200 subscribers of the equivalent thereof. Under this Patreon model, I’ll be asking for subscriptions and not one-time donations for the Traverse City trips, equipment for work (i.e. a new computer), etc.

I’ve learned over the years that ads no longer pay the bills for blogs, so I’m turning to crowd-funding to survive, and while I’m not hoping to make a whole ton of money, I’d like to be able to get by thanks to the interest of my readers.

More than anything, my goal is to continue to create blog content for your perusal and enjoyment, and I simply feel that it’s time for me to take charge of my blog and work on my own. I inherited an audience on Kukla’s Korner, and now it’s time to build my own following and own community as a stand-alone blog.

It’s time for a new chapter in my blogging career, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.