The June Tin Cup Rattle

The June Tin Cup Rattle June 8, 2020


Hi folks, this is not a real blog post, I’ll have one of those later today. This is just a monthly reminder that Steel Magnificat, and my family, run almost entirely on tips.

I make a very small paycheck, sometimes as high as three figures, from Patheos, for clicks in the United States and couple other countries. All the rest of my income is gratuities from satisfied readers. Think of it as tipping your UBER driver, or a magazine subscription where you pay what you think I’m worth and you can keep reading even when you can’t afford to pay. The button says “donate” on it but they’re not really charitable donations, just tips. I pay taxes on them, or would if I made enough. Somehow, through this, we’ve managed to live for four years. We are honored and very grateful for all the support.

Things are thankfully getting less “interesting’ this June than they were in May, as most businesses are open and the bus is back on a normal schedule. But we still have all of our usual expenses. And we don’t know exactly when the utility companies will go back to sending real shutoff notices instead of “we would be shutting you off if there weren’t a pandemic” notices. Meanwhile, spontaneous donations to my tip jar have dropped off almost completely in the last couple weeks. We’re starting to get a little nervous. I need to go grocery shopping later today if I can.

So, as always, I humbly ask: if you like what you read, give me a tip when you can! To tip, just go to my donate page here, click on the  big yellow button, and Paypal will walk you through the rest.

And now, back to posts worth your time!



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