In my last blog post I wrote about being desperately broke yet needing money to renew our domain name, remove ads from the site, and then pay off my zine photocopy expenses. I spoke of saving up for a laptop with any extra money so that I can write blog posts on the go.
I was so shocked by your support and generosity that I cried. I made enough money in 24 hours to pay for our website expenses and pay off the money I put on my Visa card for the zine copies. Some of you ordered zines and pins and some of you just gave me straight donations, the highest being $200 US.
In light of everything I’ve been going through lately, your response to my needs is no small thing. I feel flattered and honoured. I can only hope to continue to move you with my words in such a way that you feel valued in return.
I don’t write to make money, though I would like to make my living as a writer. Writing is much more valuable to me than money. I write to make life more bearable for both me and my readers. I write to share my experiences with mental illness so that you can feel some comfort and encouragement on your similar path to wellness.
So I’m not going to blog frequently about needing money because that need is constant in my life and in yours. But I am someone who keeps her word, so each and every dollar you help out with through purchasing items in my Etsy shop or through donation (my PayPal address is email@example.com) will go towards buying a laptop, so I can write more for you in turn. I’ll let you know when I have new zines in my Etsy shop and keep you updated on my “work life” of being a writer.
I just wanted to write a quick post to say THANK YOU! *HUGS*
Back to our mental health postings later this week!