Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Actual human blog readers are the best

"What a dаta of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity regarding unexpected feelings."
That lovely bit of prose, my personal favorite, comes courtesy of Chinese spammers. I laugh every time I see it. And I can't make heads or tails out of it.

When they visit my blog- always in league- they can add 947 (an actual number from a recent spurt) or more visits in an hour or so. That artificially boosts my stats, but somehow doesn't really make me very happy. I want the people who visit my blog to be able to read what I write and to gain something valuable from the experience. I have my doubts they do either one. Or, that they are even people.

I suppose in that case it's unreasonable of me to expect them each to donate $500 or so when they drop by. Right? Although it would be nice.

I'll let you in on a secret- it would be unreasonable of me to expect anyone to donate or subscribe.

Unreasonable or not, expected or not, it sure does brighten my day when it happens.

It gives affirmation that I am providing something valuable that people are willing to spend money on. Which is a very uplifting thing for me.

And, yes, it is very important to try to convince people to reject theft and aggression. It's one of the most important things there is. It impacts everything. It is the choice at the center of every act in your life. Will you do it, whatever "it" may be, by mutual consent, or by force? Will you archate or will you do the right thing?

Are you a helpful individual, or a predatory one? Because you are an actual human reader of my blog, I am convinced I know the answer to that question, and that it's a good answer.

My subscriptions are down about $65 from a year ago. That may not sound like much, but when you live on the edge as I do, it's a lot. I desperately need to replace (or surpass) those subscriptions. 
A big "thank you!" to supporters of this blog. I probably couldn't keep doing this without you.

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