Recently, a reader left us a query in Tinypass, our membership platform, and included this comment:
“I paid for a subscription to support the writer and I think she has enough support at this point so she doesn’t really need mine.”
Yikes! She thinks that “us” really is an US, a small army of efficient soldiers keeping things going, and that “the writer” is living a stress-free, nicely-balanced life. It made us realize that we/I/us have created a rather grand, and very nice, illusion: that Improvised Life is wealthy and chugging along just fine.
Most likely that illusion comes from our not saying where we’re at and what we need (We hate asking for money. If we had the wherewithal, we’d give all our content away, as we did for years…)
Support from our members helps GREATLY but doesn’t yet pay the freight of the site’s upkeep. We keep finding ways to buy the site time, in part by creating some great products to sell. But they all take $$/time/energy/stamina to develop…
The reality is: For Improvised Life to keep publishing, we need the financial support of the many readers who stop by daily.
If you like what you find here, if it shifts your thinking in a good way, and adds value to your life, please become a Friend with Benefits and join the effort to keep building Improvised Life.
And for all our loyal Friends with Benefits, a heartfelt THANK YOU for being there.
We/I/Us DO feel curiously wealthy when we receive emails like this:
“Everyday you inspire or enlighten or make me laugh or pay respect or embellish my life or simplify my life or give appreciation or stroke my curiosity or save me money with your explorations of resourcefulness and thus respect.
THAT is our gold!