When I started this blog, I never wanted anyone to think that
I was trying to make money off of it because I had a concern
it might weaken/cheapen the message that I was offering.
Well. That feeling has not changed. However, my circumstances
have. While I could somewhat afford to "float" while undergoing
treatment, I no longer can. I very much need to make money for
several reasons - not the least of which is I want to stop asking
for financial help.
Interestingly I received a response from someone on Twitter who
told me they are leery of blogger blogs because of all of the cons.
Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly. I know that there is
an on-going concern that people may think that what I am doing
is a con.
That is why I have gone out of my way to offer up things in
the way of supporting what I say. My real name is attached to
this blog, so is my business. I had a history online before all
of this, and I hope to have a future, going forward.
I can understand people's concerns, I would just ask that they
consider taking a look at who I am, and what I have created, and
what I offer, and then assess. That is the best I could hope for,
Sadly, there are those who scam who have made much more off
of their scams than I have in contributions. Not sure what I can
say about that - but it sooo sucks. It sucks to think that if I do
anything that involves money and attempting to support myself,
it could be seen as suspect.
Those of you who know me, and have your own online reputations
to consider, I wonder if I could ask you a favor. I wonder if you
would be willing to take a stand for me. I wonder if you would
be willing to say who you are, and how you know me, and why
you know, or why you believe my situation to be what it is and/or
anything else you think you would be willing to share, or would
deem appropriate or helpful to me and my situation. Of course,
anyone who posts could be just that much of a con, too...but I
would have to hope that if you say who you are, and give
links/contact info, and there were enough people doing it, it
might not seem so scammy.
It also occurs to me that for some, it could even be a form of
advertisement for you. I love thinking that - as I love when things
that people do for me can help them. At the same time, a part of me
is sad because I know it could be misconstrued so many different
I had no idea I was going to ask you for that when I sat down to
write. But that is what came out. So I am going to go with it.
If you don't want to do it, I understand. At the same time, if you
are willing to be a voice on my behalf, I would be most appreciative.
Please just leave a comment below, or send me something via
email or Facebook that I can post.
With great appreciation, I thank you.