Today, I am going to ask you for money. Ack!
But I think not for bad reason. Here’s why:
The license on this website expires in two weeks. In the 52 weeks during which I have maintained this blog, I have reached thousands of readers, influenced and helped my entire family, and counseled several dozen individual women on body image, disordered eating, and nutrition. What was perhaps most important, however, was that I made a fair amount of information available. This kind of conglomeration of info on PCOS especially is pretty rare out there in the blogosphere. I put a lot of stuff in my brain over the last couple years, and I want it available to the millions of people with hormone problems and food problems. This kind of disordered eating advice and service is uncommon, too. A trained and experienced woman listening to and advising others with the same issues for free?
If this site goes does down, none of this information will be available anymore, and I personally won’t be available to the people who email me every week looking for a friend. I know it’s not a huge contribution to the planet, when you look at the numbers, but this website is the most concrete way in which I reach out with love and service. This is one of my gifts, if I could possibly consider it as such, and I ask that you help me continue to share it with whomever so needs it.
It’s not much money to keep the site open. Not for anybody with much of a salary. But I live on loans and a tight budget, and I’m not sure I can squeeze room out of it to keep this open.
So I’m asking for a small donation. Tiny. As much as you might pay for a ride on the subway or for a cup of coffee. Or whatever you want. Anything helps. There’s a link on the bottom of the right-hand column.
Thanks so much. Cheers for a productive and healthy 2012.
Most humbly yours,
Stefani Elizabeth Pepper RuperTweet