(Or something like that.)
A while back, I placed a donation page on my site in response to requests to make it easier for people to donate to Chickens in the Road. This post is also in response to requests for a reminder on a monthly basis. I would prefer, beyond belief, to not need to ask for donations to this site. It is my joy to provide this website. I am living my dream on a farm with goats and chickens and a Giant Puppy, oh my, and sharing that dream with all of you through my stories and photographs is so meaningful to me. But it is also true that I am a struggling single mother with three children, and hosting and other technical services for this site are not provided to me for free and I struggle to pay for those services. This site receives a significant amount of traffic (to my gratitude!), which impacts those costs.
I do want to say, due to some comments and emails I received when I first placed the donation page on my site, that I do have a job. In fact, several. I have been writing books for nearly eighteen years. It is not a high-paying job (especially with book sales in a spiral due to the economy), but it is a rewarding one–I have always pursued work that allowed me to find my joy by giving joy to other people. I love to make other people happy. Outside of writing books and this blog, my time is devoted to taking care of my three children and my farm. In other words, I have no time. But I love this site and somehow, even if it’s at midnight (and often it is), I find time to make it happen every day.
If you enjoy my blog and forum but are in the same financial straits due to the economy that I am, please disregard this plea. If you enjoy my blog and forum but think I need to get a job at McDonald’s, please disregard this plea. If you enjoy my blog and forum and are able and willing, please consider a small donation. A donation of as little as one dollar is appreciated more than you could ever know.
Please click here for newly expanded donation options. If you would like to receive something tangible in return for your donation, you can buy the Chickens in the Road 2009 Wall Calendar or Coco tile coasters or a Coco mousepad. (More to come soon.) Click here to go to my CafePress store for the calendar and more.
Thank you for being here every day. I love you guys!! I will be here until they drag me off to the poorhouse, LOL.