Also, when I thought more about her idea, I realized how timely it was and how it could actually help to make one of my troubled readers feel satisfied; maybe even self-important.
[Let's take a moment here to remind everyone that if your comment is signed 'anonymous' it will likely be received with more defensiveness than you may have intended. Such is the nature of going undercover with poorly hidden poking sticks. Any identity is better than none at all.]
Someone asked if my recent post about sharing the list of parent bloggers who write about losing their children was a way to make more money. You know...because I have ads on my site. Not new ads, but my new idea to 'share' was being questioned as a way to get more clicks; make more ad revenue. For those of you who are riding in my lifeboat, you know this is the difference between pennnies and....more pennies!
Same commenter claims that no, that is not what they meant, but offers no further elaboration beyond accusation on the premise for the question (am I being asked a question, or am I being questioned?)...but you read for yourself and see how you can interpret that one.
Do ads on my site automatically mean that I am profiting from writing about my son's death? Probably not as much as the book will.
(take that, anon! suckit!)
Kristen is a straight shooter and also rather fearless. Instead of hiding behind this veil of being properly meek and quiet about the elephant in the room, she took some pictures of the elephant to share with us!
Guess what? It looks exactly like the elephant in my room!
I could not believe the resemblance.
Naturally, I had to reconsider my anti-bandwagon status. I even had to reconsider my hurt feelings about the blatant 'capitalizing on your child's death' implication.
Everyone I know is having some difficult struggle right now. Finances, health, stability...all rocked by earthquakes, floods and fires.
Blog the recession. How? Click-through your feed readers for August.
Show some love to your regular reads, and click through.
You can express your love with pennies! How cool is that?
If you want to jump on, visit Kristen and get your own button!