Interrupting my usual stream of whatever-it-is to talk about something personal for a second...

I've been on Twitter for almost three years now and written close to 100,000 tweets.

It's a labor of love that feels like somewhere between a pleasure and a duty sometimes.

While I hope it is helpful in some way, is it? I don't know.

I know a few things though:

- I love writing about what's going on
- I love hearing from people who have gotten some relief, some solace or just a laugh from whatever it is I'm doing here
- It takes a lot of time

Per my pinned thread, the last ten years have been brutal - and the last two have been the worst of the ten.

So, while I love the time spent here and hope it is somehow additive, it's expensive at a time when I can't really afford that expense.

I've weighed a bunch of options.

I could:

1) Dramatically pare back posting
2) Drop out altogether
3) Maybe take a gig for an org with political or media ties

I hate the first two and don't love the third. The first two would cut my posts. The third would influence them.
So, while I sort of hate all of this, I've decided to put a jar on the bar counter so to speak.

Per my pinned thread, I've learned to live on little but, man, it's hard to live on almost nothing.

So, reluctantly and uncomfortably, here we are.

I've setup two ways to support whatever it is I do here if anyone sees that as money fairly spent.

The first is Patreon.

Patreon is good for throwing a few bucks behind someone as a subscription of sorts.

The second is Ko-Fi.

Ko-Fi is good for sliding a drink's worth of help someone's way

I see people using each and vetted them as trustworthy platforms.

I honestly don't know if any of the 95,000 things I've written or said are all that helpful or valuable.

Maybe they aren't. I wouldn't begrudge anyone for thinking so and might even agree.

If you've found some value there worth supporting though, I'd be much in your debt.

Regardless, I appreciate you even getting this far.

This little community of ours has been and continues to be incredibly humbling for me.

I'm glad you're here. Glad I am too.

While these times are *a lot* I'm glad we're laboring through them together.

Thanks for reading.
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