Once again I want to thank EVERYONE for contributing to the legal fund in my battles with Sheree Whitfield. I continue to be amazed that y’all would be willing to contribute to the cause. The emotional support was more helpful than you guys will ever know. Most of you know that I have anxiety and panic attacks and having to leave the house, let alone drive in big city traffic is trying for me. In fact the only reason I was on Sheree’s side of town was to speak with my doctor to figure out why I am suddenly, over the past three years or so an anxious person, when I never was before. It was more than a little ironic to be accused of stalking someone when I have trouble making it to the grocery store. It’s was all beyond crazy to me and I so appreciate your emotional and financial support.
It was not my idea to put the donation button up in the first place. In fact, I didn’t even know how to do it and agreed to let Kimmer do it for me. I really didn’t expect what happened next. I have some great people here. Even after the final (hopefully) case is over, people have continued to contribute. My lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant has been paid in full. I was planning to remove the donate button when that happened. However, some of you continue to contribute. I have let everyone know that the court situation is resolved, and yet some of you knowing this continue to donate because you love the blog and know I am unemployed. I know many blogs have donate buttons for reader contributions and I have decided to leave mine up.
Some of you have suggested that I get more ads here, and I would if not for two things. First and foremost when I had more ads, Google Ads never paid me for the ads they put on my blog and discontinued the ads stating that I had someone not followed their guidelines. I am afraid to try to go back to that system only to see the same thing happen. I am currently with WordAds, that is just one video at the end of every blog post. I am not sure I allowed to say how much I “make” on that, but from their site they will tell you it is approximately $1 for every thousand visitors so clearly it is not much. 🙂 Secondly, moving the blog again is expensive and total PITA that I am not equipt to deal with. So, I will just leave the button there. If you want to drop a dollar or two into the tip jar, that is awesome, if you don’t that is fine too.
Here is my problem with this that I would like to state upfront. I have a terrible memory. With the exception of a few startlingly large or frequent donations, I am not “keeping track” of who does or does not donate. It doesn’t influence my blogging and commenting at all. We all know I can be a huge bitch in comments when the mood strikes. Donating or not will not impact my blogging or commenting at all. So I hope to avoid hearing “but…but…but… I donated to your blog!” should we later become embroiled in a comment battle. 🙂 I figure if you like the blog now and want to donate, great. If you hate me later and don’t want to donate, that is fine too.
And yes, I get that this seems like I am asking you to donate. There is no way around that. I just wanted to make sure everyone understands that the legal fees have been paid and other donations will go to my beer fund. LOL. Not really. I hope when I have more followers, that I can have the income I need to pay the bills. Right now I still have a bit of savings left but that is not going to last much longer. I will probably travel till the bitter end though. I have mentioned that before and someone alerted me that Lipstick Alley has a problem with that, and well, my house. And I could care less. The only problem I have with them posting my house is that some deranged twitter followers of Sheree don’t understand that Sheree’s entire point was to post these pictures and draw attention to herself. I sat right here and watched her and Jason Lapene take the pictures.
It was clearly NOT my intent to cause harm to Sheree by posting pictures of her construction site. My blog was pretty positive. It‘s a great house if she can afford it. But her investigations into me and dragging my ass to court FIVE TIMES only to lose EVERY TIME was here trying to threaten me. She is well aware of the two ghostdics on twitter that continue to post my personal information and encourage people to come to my house. It has been noted. And I am growing tired of it. So perhaps the Legal Defense is still needed. I did not choose to put my bad weave on TV. I am a private person. And her little Henchman, Jason Lapene, in his ancient gray BMW is not welcome in this neighborhood. Everything is documented. Thanks for the Lipstick Alley link. It is now part of the documentation.
Mostly, I just wanted to say thanks for reading, donating, retweeting me, recommending me to friends….and just being so darn supportive.