Hi folks, not sure if you knew, but it was my birthday 12 days ago. That was on September 30, one of the greatest days of the year. Why? Because that’s when I was born, silly!
Of course I am broke like I always am. I have $190 in unpaid bills this month, and I am right at budget. I need to be $175 over budget to sensibly pay those bills.
Also I am in the process of buying a new car. I don’t have a car, so I have been getting chaperoned around by people close to me. My car got its engine destroyed five months ago through no fault of my own. I may tell you that story later. So I’ve been without a car for five months with no transportation other than feet, a bus and begging rides.
I did buy another car four months ago. It’s not a really great car. This will probably be the worst car I have ever owned. But it’s better than no car. I came up with $330 for it, and people loaned me the other $1,870. So that means I have to pay back $1,870, and I have no idea how I am going to do that.
I’ve paid $2,200 on the car so far, and it still needs work. The idiot was supposed to give it to me right away, but after I gave him the money, he sat on the car for four months like a complete asshole. He was supposed to put a new transmission in. So I bought him a transmission and gave it to him to put in. He said he could do it in a day. Well, it’s been four months. He’s finally put the tranny in, but now there are other problems. The tranny was broken in three places even though it was guaranteed. And it also needs U-joints. So there’s more money that needs to be spent on it.
So that’s $1,870 for the cap + more somewhat more to come.
I also have quite a few other things I need to buy that I have not been able to purchase in, like, forever.
New headphones for broken ones $25
New speakers and subwoofer for broken ones $80
New ink for laser printer $100
New can opener for broken one $30
Large floor lamp needs to be fixed $?
Carpet needs to be cleaned $100
Deep cleaning on my gums and teeth $300
So there’s $610 in immediate expenses.
So that’s $2,480 in expenses and loans with no real way to pay any of it.
You guys read for free on here, while I work my butt off every day. What you are doing is very much akin to reading a newspaper or magazine regularly without buying a subscription or even copies.
It’s true that I write a lot, but that’s mostly because I have nothing better to do.
Attempts to monetize the site have not worked even though I get $117,000 uniques a month. WordPress will not let us run ads and I have only had one person buy a sponsored post. He spent $50. This whole pipe dream of monetizing your site seems nuts to me.
Come on man, you guys are holding out on me. You need to kick down.
Don’t bogart that money my friends. Pass it over to me!
After that appetizer, you really need to listen to this for the main course.