Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Do you like this blog? Seeking help, please read.

After the goodbye post I wrote the other day, I've been kind of bummed out

Looking back at my blog, I'm really amazed at all the things I've done.  In some ways it's hard to imagine that it was really me who wrote those words and took those photos.  Given how much my illness changed me (emotionally, physically and also to some extent, brain chemistry), it is like I was a different person then.

This started out as a knitting blog and release for my hypergraphic tendencies (I have a compulsion to write things down).  It was a chance to focus on things that inspire me and to share the positive aspects of my life.

Over the years, it grew into something so much more than that.   There are tutorials, recipes, farming stuff, restoration of antique and vintage textile tools, spinning, weaving, sewing, and many other topics.

There are periods of silence, when I'm struggling to find positive things in my life to write about, but I have always come back to you in the past.

I like to imagine that sharing my experiences have been useful, or at least entertaining to others.  That, more than anything, is why I would like to keep on blogging.

The problem is, I've run out of space on my blog hosting site.  To keep writing on this blog I will need to buy a subscription.  The subscription costs about $2.50 per month, which should give me enough space to keep me happily blogging for a year or two.

It may not seem like a lot of money, but to me it is.  I don't talk about it much here, but I'm on a very small disability pension and need to be very careful with my cash.  Maybe you can read between the lines a little and realize when half the price of a cup of coffee is too much, things aren't going so well.

Priorities could be changed and I could find the money somewhere, but I don't know if it is worth it.  Do people actually find my ramblings useful, entertaining, enlightening?

I could always switch blog hosts and start a new blog elsewhere, but unless this stays active, the content will slowly dwindle away and be lost.  Besides, this blog has been around so long, it very high on the search engine list, which makes it really awesome.

That's why I'm asking you for help.

(why is asking this so difficult for me? it seems like everyone else on the internet doesn't have this problem, so why do I?)

Can you show me that it's worth keeping on with this bog?  

If you like anything about this blog, please donate $2.50.  More is okay too.

If I can get enough for a year's subscription ($30) to expand the storage space on this blog, then I'll keep on writing with great enthusiasm.  Not just here on Trampled by Geese, but also on my somewhat secret food blog, Adventures of a Whole Wheat Pastafarian.  It will also help to keep my Lyme blog up as a reference for anyone struggling with the illness (although I don't blog there much any more as it makes me sad).

If we get to $30, then I'll know that it's actually worth while sharing my time and adventures with you all.  Otherwise, well... what's the point?

Thank you for reading.

ps. If I keep on with this blog, I'm thinking of selling advertising space but not really sure how to go about it.  Google adds aren't all that super for me as they don't seem to target the right demographic   Please get in touch if you can think of anything.

1 comment:

Josiane said...

Kudos to you for asking for help; I know how hard it can be to do so.
I will contribute. I do want you to be able to keep on writing and sharing what you write, for all the good reasons you've listed - and for my own pleasure as well!