Hi friends, this isn’t a real blog post, I’ll be on with one of those later today. This is just your every-several-week reminder that Steel Magnificat, and my family, run almost entirely on tips. I get some royalties from my books. I get a tiny paycheck from Patheos for clicks in the United States; that one is about seventy dollars a month lately. And the rest of my income comes from gratuities from readers who like what they’ve read. Blogging is busking. The button on my tip jar says “donate” but they’re not charitable donations, just tips. I pay taxes on them. Think of it as a magazine subscription where you pay whatever you think I’m worth, and you get to keep reading even if you can’t afford it. I use the money to pay the light bill and stay alive, which means more blog posts, and the cycle of life continues.
Just at the moment we’re in a jam with rent due this week, very high heating bills in the drafty old house, and a winter storm rolling in. I would love to heavily stock the house and get some more plastic to insulate the windows ahead of Sunday night’s snowstorm on Saturday if I can, but at this moment I think the checking account has about five dollars in it.
So, as always, I ask: if you like what you read, give me a tip whenever you can! Just go to our donate page here, click on the bright yellow button, and Paypal will walk you through the rest. Some people sign up to tip regularly once a month, and some people just slip me a few dollars when they can, and some people slip me a lot more. I’m very thankful to all of my readers!
And now, back to blog posts worth reading!
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