My client GLADYS proposed the idea to me today, January 30, 2015. It literally had never occurred to me before.
She said, “Rose, I’ve noticed you don’t have a DONATE button at your blog. Why not?”
Since September 8, 2007, I have been building community here. How much time do I spend per week on this labor of love? Easily 15 hours. Probably more.
Here’s how I have thought of this blog so far: Community is needed. Community of this post-New Age kind that I host here at the blog.
Plus I have really loved the idea of offering something to folks that doesn’t include a fee.
Many people are struggling financially. They can’t readily afford my fee for a session or workshop tuition.
True, all the Rose Rosetree books are affordable. This is one of my motivators in publishing those workshops-between-covers. Or, for the eBooks, those “Quick knowledge, systematically taught, like an electronic wink and a smile. Also in your favorite font size.”
One could take the approach, “Donate only if you would like to say thank you. And if you have the funds to spare.”
In which case, I could accept the receiving aspect of the give-and-take dynamic.
Today’s blog post will be interesting to you mostly if you are would like a rare public outing about what makes Rose Rosetree tick.
Plus you can learn something practical, how I personally made use of…
Thrill Your Soul Aura Reading Research
Which, of course, I did. I’ve got the skills, after all. 🙂
Lo and behold, having a DONATE button is actually a good choice. For me personally.
Results also suggested that this might be helpful for the long-term success of this blog.
The good results came down to valuing the work that I do, the human time spent.
Doing this research, I had to put aside my conscious-level reactions. Strongest of which was equating DONATE NOW buttons with greed or poor-mouthing.
Nothing of that came through in my research. Not until I did follow-up investigation of an entirely different research item: Accept advertising at my blog.
Donating, yes. Advertising, no.
What a riot, the contrast that showed in every single chakra databank when doing the Thrill Your Soul Aura Reading Research. Even though it’s so easy to list reasons in favor of allowing ads at my blog:
- I could make money.
- It’s not as though advertising is a rare sight on the Internet.
- My discerning blog readers are perfectly capable of saying “No, are you kidding?” to advertisers.
- Maybe an ad for Hay House Radio, or whatever, would be just what a Blog-Buddy needs. 😉
- My human hours at the blog would be compensated, and without my having to install a DONATE button.
Sounds fine to the conscious mind. But what happened, when I investigated the reaction at my subconscious mind and aura?
Horror! Revolting! Shut-down! Weakens the blog community! Compromises my own spiritual integrity! Euwwwww!
Okay, I’ll take that as a “No, no way.”
Yet I still refuse to install a DONATE button
Folks, I thought about the idea a bit more. I thought with my conscious mind and feelings, taking the aura reading research into consideration yet balancing that with my regular self-authority.
Exactly what I recommend that any of my clients would do!
Ethically installing a DONATE button still doesn’t feel good to me. Mitch and I are successful with our Mom-and-Pop service, with the sessions and workshops and books. We’re successful enough. Indirectly the free services at this blog do contribute to our success.
Plus it feels cleaner to my conscious mind. My values and Mitch’s, too.
I love educating you’all about this new system that has come into the world bit by bit, this system of Rosetree Energy Spirituality.
Let this blog continue to be my love offering, from my heart and soul and mind and spirit. What better way could I spend a bit of human time?
No need for you’all to donate, not even GLADYS.
Please accept my thanks to you Blog-Buddies for your participation here, your comments and guest posts.
You make this blog a delight. Thanks for reading, whether lurking or commenting or whatever you like.