Last week a reader urged me to raise money for the site. I’m embarrassed by the idea of asking people for money, even though I’d like to be compensated for my work. All the many shameless appeals for money out there leave me dubious about asking myself. The more I know about organizations with their hands out, the less inclined I am to give money.
Being occasionally impulsive, I set up a GoFundMe account this morning and immediately regretted it. My doubts were fueled by what I read about them on the Consumer Affairs website:
So I must ask people NOT to donate to my GoFundMe, as I begin to feel wrong about it. While writing these words I checked to find that I have been locked out of the GoFundMe account and cannot get back in. My Password change attempt gives an error message. I fear the worst.
Please do not contribute to my GoFundMe. There are three contributions as of this writing. It seems someone retweeted my original funding tweet (which I deleted within minutes). Please help by take these retweets down ASAP. I am terrible sorry for the inconvenience.
Perhaps, if readers are willing to subscribe to an online newsletter, I will use that format to get funding. WordPress has a good reputation and I’m tempted to go that route.
Readers are invited to write to me at email@example.com with their thoughts on funding the site.
I believe that the Internet itself may be compromised at some point in the future. I would like to make a hard-copy edition of recent writings for that reason.
Wish me luck in attempting to get back control of my GoFundMe account; but again, please don’t contribute. I fear it was a mistake on my part and if people want to help me out, they can contribute directly to the PayPal account associated with my email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading this site.