By Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily
Dear reader and friend,
Cowboy State Daily has been really hitting it out of the park lately.
Just 20 months ago, when we launched Wyoming’s newest statewide digital daily news service, we didn’t expect to grow this rapidly. But we have.
In the last three months alone, our readership has more than quadrupled. We’re seeing a big increase in readers who come directly to our site, who visit us from Facebook, and those who come to us from the daily newsletter.
It’s been particularly fun to watch the engagement on Facebook. Just last week, one of our posts had nearly 5,000 shares and that resulted in 300,000 readers!
Daily subscribers to our FREE newsletter have grown tremendously as well. We’ve tripled our subscribers in the last few months. Here’s how you can sign-up. It’s easy and it’s FREE.
People are coming to us because we provide lively news and commentary from Wyoming journalists and columnists. We never close down. We’re always up.
On the coronavirus story alone, we’ve published over 550 stories! Nobody has covered it like we have.
The feedback we are getting from our dedicated readers has been fantastic. Let us know how we are doing, please.
But you haven’t seen anything yet. We are ambitious. We want to greatly increase our coverage from all across Wyoming. This will require money to hire new employees and to provide the technological know-how to get it all done.
With all this success in the future, would you be able to give us a hand today in the present?
We are a 501 C 3 non-profit corporation and depend on donations to pay our outstanding staff, compile a fantastic daily newsletter, and maintain our exciting web page.
In the past six months, we have had donations ranging from $25 to $20,000.
We did a small practice fund drive over Memorial Day which generated a nice sum that has kept us going up to now. We also have sold some wonderful advertising packages to outstanding companies like Black Hills Energy and Timberline Hospitalities plus created and ran promotions for Carbon, Goshen, and Sweetwater Counties.
Cowboy State Daily is working well on so many levels but between the COVID-19 crisis and the Wyoming economy crashing, we sure would appreciate it if our loyal readers would consider giving us some financial support?
You can donate by credit card through our web site or our free daily newsletter or send a check to Cowboy State Daily, Box 900, Lander, WY 82520. Feel free to call me at (307) 349 2211 if you have fund-raising ideas or if you want to sponsor a certain type of story or column.
We are an excellent advertising medium. Please consider us for your next ad buy. Just contact me.
Also, if you are involved in a charitable foundation or family foundation, please let me know. We would very much appreciate being considered for a grant. Thanks in advance.
Don’t just watch us grow, join us!
Thanks again for your support.
Bill Sniffin, Publisher