Hey, Quick Question?
What does that mean? Think of how Public Radio works. You pay nothing to turn on your local NPR station, but some folks support their local radio stations just because they want to contribute to the content creators and programs they enjoy. Same goes for CAF. The blog will always be free but by choosing to become a supporter you are helping keep one dream alive for a person who shares it with you.
Artists need patrons, that is how it has always been. The people who write, photograph, paint, dance and act for you require your support to keep doing it. Which is why you buy books, frame prints, buy tickets to the ballet and such. But us bloggers don't have a ticket price for the big show and the words aren't on a bookstore shelf to buy - they are offered here for free. The only way I get directly paid by my audience is if the readers volunteer to pay what they think it's worth. So please consider it if you are able and contributions are in your budget. If they aren't, I totally get that and the blog remains free and always will.
If you already support this blog and my crazy life through subscriptions, I thank you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
...So you're one of those Last-Paragraph people, huh? You don't think this here blog is worth half a sawbuck a month? Do you find that a grown woman asking for compensation for her work is the equivalent of begging? Are you disgusted? Shaking your head? Angry!? Well, congratulations! Those are human emotions brought on by the compulsory, manic, and personal creations of another human being that you sought out! That's art!