I Have a Cunning Plan
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I discussed this at the tag end of the Bloggers Bash, but haven't mentioned it here yet. It's an idea -- OK, a pipe dream, a really pie-in-the-sky idea -- for "going pro" with Half-Bakered.
What I need are twenty people willing to contribute $100 a month to me. That's $24,000 a year, which is way more than I need to get by on. No Andrew Sullivan me! He made triple digits from his blog-ransom. I'd need some kind of agreement to keep the income steady and not have it fluctuate wildly as subscribers drop out or join up, but you get the idea.
This way, I'd be free to go to all the local Commission and Council meetings, political party meetings, prayer breakfasts, luncheons, etc. around town! It would dramatically expand the scope and depth of Half-Bakered.
Ah well.... Heck, no one's yet hit the PayPal donation jar, so it doesn't hurt to dream really, really big, but I'm not holding my breath, either.
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