I don’t make a big deal out of birthdays. It’s become a day to stand in line at the Secretary of State’s office and renew my license plates. Not something I associate with a special day at all.
My birthday is also close enough to Christmas that it gets forgotten in the hustle and bustle of shopping and cooking and decorating and running around frantically so everything is perfect for Santa leave me stuff under the tree day. I’m used to it.
Birthdays are pretty low-key for me, but there is one thing I would really like this year. It has to do with this blog. Hosting a website costs money, and so far I haven’t made enough with the couple of ads I have or with the paypal button to pay for hosting for another year. I don’t like to think that after only one year this blog will be gone. I really enjoy researching and writing the content that I do, sharing it with others and hopefully making you think about what’s happening in Michigan, and more importantly, motivating you to act.
I’m sure by now you’ve seen the popup at the top of Wikipedia’s page suggesting that if everyone who read said popup were to chip in $3, their begathon would be over. I know how they feel. I don’t have nearly as many readers as Wikipedia, obviously, I’m just a small blog writing about political and social commentary in Michigan, but just like Wikipedia or any other website, I have hosting fees.
So here is my wish for my birthday: If everyone who reads my blog were to mash that paypal button over there on the right and donate $1, my hosting fees would be covered for quite a while. That would make this birthday girl very happy, because that would make sure I can continue to write about the things happening in Michigan I think people need or want to know more about.
If you’re so inclined, I also accept Bitcoin. 🙂 Thank you.