I write you to let you know I, too, have joined the world of eBusking (as I call it), and have started a Ko-Fi account, which is a website where you can donate “a coffee” to an artist or content creator you enjoy. By “a coffee,” they mean $3 (though you can put more than $3 in by typing how many “coffees” you want to buy), which is clearly fancy coffee, because my coffee is always 79 cents at the Speedway.
I do this because we’re kind of running out of money here. My father supports myself and my mother, because I take care of my mother full-time. She’s disabled, bedridden, is on dialysis, and needs that constant care. Lately, he’s been laid off a lot more than usual, and we’re falling behind.
Bills pile up, even though I cut every corner to keep our heads above water. Well, the water’s up to our noses, and things aren’t getting cheaper.
I don’t like begging, I don’t like eBegging, I don’t like any of that, but we’re living in a day and age where people have to beg for insulin, or for basic living expenses because costs have gotten so out of control. It isn’t right, something is very wrong in this country, but until we can figure out what to do about it (I have some ideas), people have to take steps like these.
Well, we’re halfway through my post (I assume, because I write these as I go), and so I should give you my link. It will also be in the side panel going forward. Anyway, it’s https://ko-fi.com/lotusteadragon, and you’ll know it’s me because I go by the username LotusTeaDragon, which is the pen name I use for the stories I write.
That link again: https://ko-fi.com/lotusteadragon
I want to stress something very important, though: if you can’t donate, don’t feel that you need to. I will not have memberships, or special rewards, things like that. I know some folks do that, and that’s fine, but I don’t. Anything given to me is appreciated, but if you can’t, you’re still loved, you’re still wanted, and you’re still welcome to read everything I have, because I do not hide things behind paywalls.
If you leave me a tip, it’s because you believe I should have it, and that’s good enough for me. Right now, I’m trying to save up for a new computer, because the one I have is dying (it’s 9 1/2 years old), and my computer is everything: it’s my window into the world, it’s how I pay bills, order medical supplies, handle problems that crop up with various debt collectors who harass day and night, and it’s how I write.
So if this is a problem for you, I am so very sorry. I don’t want any of you to be mad because I decided to do this. I don’t do these things unless I’m beyond desperate, kind of like a “there’s one rubber raft left, and the ship’s stern is rising into the air, you better do something now” situation. Well, the ship’s stern is rising way up into the air, and that rubber raft is almost full, so here I am.
I will ask a favor, though: if you can’t donate (and I get that completely), could you share my link? Again, it’s https://ko-fi.com/lotusteadragon. It would be greatly appreciated.
Also, if you want to read my stories about pastel colored ponies that I was writing years ago, you can see the links on my Ko-fi page.
Remember, I love you no matter what.