Update: I’ve realized this isn’t quite going to work out, so I’ve reset my sights: http://lancasterpolo.com/2014/04/08/change-plans/. I am still in dire need of help, but it’s a little more reasonable for all of us!
Before I start this, I want you to understand how sincere and humble I am in asking for help from the people who read and enjoy this blog. I get it, I understand that it’s super easy to just enjoy the nonsense I write and feature here without much thought, but I also want you to recognize that I appreciate how important you’ve made me feel in this community, which is part of the reason this is a particularly difficult thing for me to do.
But it comes down to this: as Worlds is almost definitely going to be in France, there’s no way I’ll be able to cover it unless I get some help.
Point in fact, dear readers, I couldn’t make it to Worlds in Florida without the generous help of Urban Velo, who helped cover my costs as their acting reporter on the scene. In exchange for their help, I wrote up an article about the event and Worlds as a whole.
If number of visits is any indication, you folks enjoyed the work I did, and I enjoyed doing it–I’d like to continue to cover Worlds in that same way, if at all possible.
That being said, I can’t do it by myself. A mix of general underemployment, a mortgage, loan payments and medical bills from my heart adventure knock out my budget every month (point in fact I’m currently -25.00 in my banking account, and have been since last Friday).
And so I’m calling on you, dear readers and polokins, for some help.
If you enjoyed my coverage of Worlds in the past and would like to continue to see it in the future, I’ll need you (polo players, equipment makers, sponsors, whatever) to throw me some clams.
Here are the ground rules I’m playing by: Read more