Everyone has heard the term "Starving Artist". While I can't say I am starving (I am a big girl, it would be sort of obvious that something was amiss) I can say that I am lucky to have a steady job in this economy...but I don't like it.
It's not that I hate my job. It's just that it does not involve my interests or passions, such as writing and art. I would LOVE to be able to someday quit my job and simply write, draw and paint full time. Unless I win the lotto (and to win it, I would probably have to play it) that isn't likely going to happen.
I considered panhandling, but I am kind of a whiner, and so if it was too hot or cold on the side of the road, I would probably just annoy away anyone who was going to put a quarter in my cup. So what else is a starving blogger to do?
So how can my readers show appreciation for the dazzling graphics and stellar content on Rose And The City? Sure you could mail me a huge check (please?) but again...not so likely.
So what CAN you as a loyal reader do to help?
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It costs you nothing but a moment of your time, and it helps me by improving my ranking, and opening opportunities for me. If you would rather not donate, then this is a GREAT way to show your support for Rose And The City and all your other favorite blogs! You won't even notice it's there...its a tiny icon in the upper right corner of your browser window, and it doesn't interfere with anything else!
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