Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Blogging for Cash, and other comments....

No, don't get worried, I'm not. I only want to comment on this new career option for writers. Notice in a lot of blogs out there little PayPal buttons to support your favorite blogizens. Nobody is making anyone pay anything but still they ask for "support."

Years ago you'd actually have to be at least a semi-well-written person to get paid even a dime. Nowadays all you have to do is boot up your machine and logon to blogger. Popularity pays now. How much traffic you get will determine whether or not you are going to be able to hold out your hand.

I don't have any problem with it. The only reason I comment is that today Gerald Augustinus from the Cafeteria is Closed has asked for help to support his blog. His blog takes a lot of time and research. Plus, he's got thousands of readers every single day. If that many people are going there and enjoying it then by all means put up a Paypal button or get Amazon commissions.

This does bring up a good point though - EVERYONE in the Catholic apostolate world is relying on donations. They all ask with the same message, "If we're going to continue to do the work that we do, then we need your support. This apostolate is all because of your generosity."

I know they have to ask but sometimes I think the apostolate donation game is so overwhelming that I wonder if it can't be centralized so that you could log into one site and then check off the apostolates you want your money divided up into.

Say you want to give a total of $100. Ok, so lets log in here... (these in no way reflect my actual giving...they are just an example)

Please choose your apostolates of choice.

_X_EWTN
___Rosary Army
_X_SQPN
_X_Catholic League
___Catholic Answers

|-Submit-|

Reply:
Thank you for your donation! The following amounts will be sent to:
EWTN: $33.33 SQPN: $33.33 Catholic League: $33.33

Now would that make a whole lotta sense?

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