I don’t do this well. In fact, I’ve never done it. And it’s something I’d rather not have to do at all. Although, considering all the options I really don’t think there’s any shame in asking. So, I’ll try to be brief and honest. If you’ve spent some time at this site, and have found something of interest or at least had a good laugh over the last few years, it would be awful nice if you could toss a few bucks my way.
Whether or not you can tell, I’ve spent a lot of time bangin’ away at this blog this year. I always feel like I need to apologize for not slapping up more quick and succinct posts– the way they say blogs should operate. But I tend to fuss around with a bunch of recordings until I find one to post, then I tweak them for the web and take some notes on the contents. Once I put in some research on the topics at hand, I start putting all my thoughts and reflections into a big pile and pound away until what I’m writing starts to make sense (at least to me…). Then I finish up the whole opus with a bunch of links and pictures and tags, and after a round of proofreading I finally publish something.
I guess I got accustomed to long-form writing when I was doing magazine cover stories years ago. It’s how I have fun, and how I usually end up really learning something in the process. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’ve really enjoyed working on this blog. I know the esoteric and exotic radio topics I cover here aren’t for everyone. And my epic style goes against the short-attention span of the web. Then again, you don’t have to read it all at once. I just did a quick word count, and this year I’ve easily typed over tapped out over thirty-thousand words here so far this year. And some of you read some of them…
I don’t like to beg. And I won’t. But if you can afford it, and if you do enjoy this site, it sure would be swell if you’d toss a little bit of cash into the PayPal tip jar in the sidebar to the right. And then maybe once again on a day you’re so inclined. And if you don’t or can’t use PayPal, but you’d like to help, you can send me an email here. It would make a huge difference in what I do here.
No, I don’t have a good business model. I wish I did. And without offering details, I’ll just say that I’ve been struggling for work over the last couple years. And so far, this year has been more financially painful than any in recent memory. Yes, times are tough.
I’ll try to keep posting here, and certainly some level of cash flow into this blog would make be encouraging in that regard. As usual, I have a few posts in the pipeline, and one in particular is over half-done.
I like to think I’m offering something unique here, and perhaps there’s something quixotic to the whole idea of writing about a hobby that’s quite obviously in decline. But for some reason or other, it seems to come natural to me. Oh well.
Other than all that, thanks for coming to the Radio Kitchen to visit. I do notice. And I do appreciate it.