Well, I prayed and prayed and finally came to the conclusion that I would do what everyone and their uncle has been telling, begging and pleading with me to do for years and monetize this website. If God wants me to live in a train station, then the donation button will be lightly used. If not, then, er, not. If you think that I am doing the wrong thing, then please pray that it all explodes in my face as soon as possible. If you think that I’m doing the right thing, then please pray for natural disaster victims, people with cancer, my enemies, your enemies, the conversion of the pagans, whatever moves you.
In all seriousness, I am hoping that this generates enough to compensate me for the time I spend on it and hopefully pay the rent. Ideally, I would like to do janitorial and housekeeping work in the mornings, as it is always a much better day when one gets up early with a specific place to be and physical labor to be done, and then come back to the van in the afternoon and write and/or record a podcast. Those of you who have done janitorial work know what I mean when I say how much I enjoy it, and don’t want to give it up. Yep. I write educational, instructive and entertaining essays and provide punditry in order to support my toilet-scrubbing hobby. Absolutely.
The good news is that I feel that I need to step up content delivery, and have thus resolved to make more posts AND to start doing audio podcasts. For some reason, and I have no clue what it is, people like listening to me talk. With my voice. I routinely deliver audiences ten times above normal when I do interview shows, and this has been going on ever since I went viral in April of ARSH 2011, so I guess I’ll go ahead and record myself ranting once per week and put it on YouTube. I have a headset with a microphone, so this is very doable in the Van. Do you have any questions or topics you would like for me to address on a podcast? Please shoot me an email with PODCAST in the subject and I’ll glean topics from that.
Here is what is NOT going to happen. I am NOT going to change my voice or tone. I am NOT going to adjust what I say and write in order to maximize cash flows. This is the problem that I see out in the world – people with soapboxes and bully pulpits who allow their rhetoric to be steered and calibrated – always toward the weak-tea side of the spectrum – by their revenue stream. “Oh, I can’t say that! I might lose a bunch of donors!” Nope. Not here.
I figure I’ve got the Ol’ Devil cornered, as a bunch of people are going to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for them as a result of this, so no matter what happens, there will always be that, and the Devil can never undo that.
And don’t forget, a donation here will send you straight to the top of some FEDGOV list, so you’ll have that going for you too, which is nice.
The button is to your right, and for all benefactors past, present and future, thank you. I know what money is – I know that YOUR money is a proxy for your labor and your capacity to produce and create, in other words, your money is a little piece of your life. When you give that to someone, you aren’t just giving them zeroes and ones on a bank server. You are giving a piece of yourself, measured in time. I get it. For that please know how grateful and humbled I am. Truly, thank you.