So I have to thank you. While I was not paying attention, Emotionally Naked has been visited over 350k in a little over two years. I didn’t do this alone. I had help. All of you. If you would have told me people would have shared posts in Facebook over 150k times, I would have told you you were bat-shit crazy.
The sharing has helped us get over 500 posts ranked on Google. Many of your stories are there when people look up certain phrases. They find posts from real people who are dealing with what they are dealing with.
Grateful for me doesn’t come without humility.
The two walk hand in hand. And while I’ve suffered defeats recently, not winning a couple of important grants for example, you’ve helped me realize some successes. One of which is the number above. We are gaining ground for this cause, thanks to your posts and your sharing.
T-shirt sales have been going well. Not thousands but gaining ground there. (current campaign closes July 7). They are priced very near cost. Anything I do make I buy some extras to give out at high schools, speaking engagements or apply to the expenses for running this website.
Thanks to you guys, we’ve raised a lot of money to implement Preventure during the holidays and with my recent birthday fundraiser on Facebook. My previous long-time neighbor from my old neighborhood, Wendy, ran a copy cat campaign (yay!) and together we raised nearly $3,500. Many of you donated, shared the campaign or both, helping us reach an impressive number for a Facebook birthday fundraiser.
Many of you gave to show your support to help me meet the rest of the expenses for running this site. About $400 total so thank you for that. Coffee money adds up! I don’t want to run ads.
You’ve also helped me get over 1,100 email subscribers which will help me cultivate a corporate sponsor down the line, possibly help me in getting my book published, and finally helped me reach and help more people who are hurting from loss, suicidal ideation or both.
Keep your stories, comments coming. They are making a difference!