Hello friends, this post is your periodic reminder that Steel Magnificat, and my family, are almost entirely run on gratuities. I work from home as a writer due to my chronic illness, churning out three to seven literary art projects per week here, and my husband is the homemaker who takes care of Rosie and does the housework since I’m so often too sick to get off the sofa or out of the house. I get a very small monthly check from Patheos based on clicks, and the rest of my family’s income is based on tips from satisfied readers. Think of it as a magazine subscription where you pay whatever you think my writing is worth and you get to read even if you don’t.We are extremely grateful for everyone who tips– we get a lot of small five-and-ten-dollar tips and a few large ones; some people sign up to tip at the same time every month and some just do when they can. Some months we’re practically wealthy, and some months we make next to nothing, but we have been getting by ever since this blog started thanks to you guys.
This month we paid off the biggest electric bill I’ve ever seen and scraped together exactly half the cost of that last driving lesson. I’ve given up worrying and am genuinely excited for what will happen in August.
So, as always, I ask, if you like what you read, leave me a tip in the online tip jar when you can. Just click on the tab marked “donate” at the top of this page, then click on the yellow “Donate” button and Paypal will walk you through the rest.
Thank you all again, as always.
I’ll be back on this evening with an actual blog post worth reading.
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