Ads would commercialize and slow down this site. It’s also tacky for this blog and not the right place for amazon ads or affiliate links either.
Cost per year to run this blog is about $600. Three hundred of that is security. I got hacked three times in a row despite having updated software. So I paid for the protection and a secure slot layer certificate (https). I’m sure you want to hear all about that website jargon.
Other costs include mailchimp for sending out the emails, hosting fees, domain names (I own annemoss.com and emotionallynaked.com) and a couple of paid features on the site.
If, for some crazy reason, I actually exceed that $600, I’ll put funds toward my attending a mental health/conference. There is one I want to attend next year. But more realistically, it will probably just offset my costs.
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Question: If you don’t get any donations, will you stop writing?
Answer: As long as my body is warm, I will write! This blog stays, no matter what
Question: What if I choose to completely ignore this button?
Answer: My world will not fall apart
Question: What are you really using the funds for?
Answer: To fund my passion for yachting and skydiving
Question: Will you like me better if I give $10?
Answer: You bet. My love can be bought. OK, OK, not true.
Question: It’s a pain in the @$$ to put in a credit card number. Is there another option?
Answer: Hey, you do it for a pair of shoes!
Question: Can I give in another currency?
Answer: I can add a button for different currency. Let me know what currency you need.
Question: How much should I give?
Answer: $10, $25, $50……You name it. Whatever you want.
Question: Are you a nonprofit?
Answer: I am not. But I might as well be!
Question: Where will this button live?
Answer: Below each blog post and the right hand column.