Kick In for Blog Expenses

The address to use for making a donation:

This blog has always been and always will be free for anyone to read.  I do not accept advertising although WordPress does post ads in exchange for the free service.  There are however some expenses associated with the blog.  WordPress charges for such things as the ability to post video, file storage beyond the allotted amount that comes with the free service, and killing the ads they automatically include.  And on occasion I have to pay for FOIA requests.  My idea is this:  by keeping this page up year round, I can hopefully collect small amounts here and there to keep in an account which I can draw from when needed to pay blog-related bills.

I want to reiterate that the blog remains free to all.  You are not being asked to pay a subscription fee or anything at all.  But if you are financially able to kick in any amount and you feel inclined to do so, the information is there.

If I wind up short on the expenses, I will make up the difference myself.  If I have extra, I will hold on to it for future expenses.  If someone kicks in $50 grand or their inheritance or something like that, I’ll quit my job and take up blogging full time.  (It’s like a promise AND a threat.) In other words, I will use any donated dollars and cents responsibly.

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  1. ezbuddy

     /  February 11, 2013

    You’ve done enough for many dogs & cats, you deserve everyone’s support in some way.

    I’ll bet there’s not a person who reads this blog regularly that doesn’t have a stamp & at least one dollar at any time that they’re not using. Get off of it & send it to Shirley, folks!

    (the check’s in the mail)

  2. whitetabby4

     /  January 29, 2015

    Sending a check today. Very grateful for your blog!

    • Thank you. Actually WordPress just reminded me that some annual bills are coming due so I will put your check to quick use there. I guess I can stop telling them to “remind me again in 7 days”, heh.

  3. Hi Shirley! I plan to send you a donation asap! Also, I have sent (emailed) you the new cat pictures but not sure if you are getting them? Can you see if they are in your spam?

    Thank you!




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