Why Donate to Musings of the Lame?
- Because you see value in this website and want to see it continue.
- Because you received something from this website and know it is worth it to you.
- Because you want to help continue our march to truth in some way, form or fashion.
The truth is, no one pays me to do this work. I do it because I can. Finding the adoption community online has been my lifeline, my education, my therapy; together working towards our cause has become my passion, my calling, my purpose. Adoption has taken away and then give back. I have taken away and must give back as well. I am blessed to have the support of my family and my friends who understand this and have all sacrificed to allow for me to follow a dream of truth. Without them, I could not have left my full time marketing job and listened to the universe when it told me that this is what I must dedicate my time to, but we still need to eat.
I’m not a non-profit. I’m not tax deductible. And I only have words to sell and they are offered freely.
I Sell Nothing, I Have Only Words
I was in NYC when it was made clear to me that for me to follow my path, I had to leave my job. It was at a big marketing/ blog conference and I was sitting in on a blog marketing track. The speaker was talking about all the things needed to make a blog successfully and I mentally checked off the list; community, network, authority, links, connections, readers, mixed media, comments.. all OK. Email lists, calls to action, advertisements, and products.. all missing. Some of these things I can fix, but how could I wrap my head around something that I sell?
The speaker went on to say something along the lines of “No one comes to a blog to just read!”
My mind said “My people do.”
He asked ” What is it that you give them, what do they receive?”
My heart said, “I give them sanity. I give them validation. I give them acknowledgement. I give them a voice. I give them a community, I give them a home. I give them normality… and I cannot put a monetary figure on that.”
So I had no idea how to make this work, but I quit my job anyway.
I decided to go freelance, doing what I know, what I am really good at and what I live to do. I call it Adopting Social and it is working, but the fact is, the more time I work the less time I have for adoption issues.
Donating directly keeps me here.
I have Pay Pal set up. You can give whatever you like. If you’d like to know more about adverting, sponsorship, or just want to contact me, I am here. If you have a project that needs help with online production & promotion, copy-writing, SEO optimization social media, training, or just geeky help, you can hire me too.
I’m going to keep doing this as long as I can either way.
I thank you,