Fundraising while ‘feeling small’

Raising funds for the blog can be a complicated endeavor. One’s self-worth starts getting wrapped up in how much you raise depending on the day…And nothing makes you feel smaller or less “worthy” of support than a day where you don’t raise a thing.

Now it happens that these things happen, especially at this time of year. The holidays are stressing people out in more ways than one, we’ve all got financial pressures to deal with from said holidays, COVID is raging and it’s just not a good time of year for many folks.

Believe me, I can relate to all of the above-mentioned issues, as well as the general gloom that some of us seem to be wrapped in as the holidays approach. I’m not feeling “festive” this year, and that has very little to do with money.

But I’m still asking that, if you’re able to help put Christmas dinner on the table, that you drop a couple of bucks into the Paypal or Venmo accounts as Aunt Annie and I try to make ends meet. I am doing my best to battle through physical and mental illness to provide you a value-added product, and if you’re able to help, that’s great, and if you’re not, I understand, especially at this time of year.

If you’re willing to lend a hand, you can use PayPal at, Venmo at, Giftly by using my email,, at And you can contact me via email if you want to send me a paper check.

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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.