Authors, Entrepreneurs, and other Creative Individuals Pursuing Their Dreams
… what happens to the water after it rolls off your back in the shower?
… what they do with your trash after they pick it up each week?
… what becomes of an old newspaper after you’ve read it?
… where a taxi goes after you pay the fare and get out?
… what happens to old clothing you donate to Good Will?
These are all things that had a momentary place in your life and have served a purpose. Now you’re done with it and you move on. Each item on that list is inconsequential to you and, at that point, cost-free. You can do as you will with it, within reason.
Maybe you got something out of the deal, maybe you didn’t. You probably feel better after taking a shower. You’re glad the old trash and recyclable stuff is gone, out of the way. That once interesting newspaper is now clutter on the living room couch and needs disposal. The cab driver will transport someone to some other location to earn a living, but you already made it to where you wanna go. The old clothing you’d only wear for yard work now is hopefully being used by someone in need.
What would be your reaction if I told you simply redirecting those items would help someone who needed it? Maybe if you turned the shower head someone would benefit? Perhaps the old trash can be used to make something useful? The newspaper can be part of a helpful new product? The taxi does a charitable service because of your prior fare? Those worn-out duds are keeping someone warm at night?
How about something more tangible? What would you think if I said a very minimal effort on your part would eventually help a lot of people? Very needy people? In short, the homeless community? Would you have any interest?
If so, here’s the plan in a nutshell. Keep in mind not a single one of our blog readers is an “average person”. Our blog readers are the very best! That said, all of ‘em have e-mail addresses. This link will tell you the shortest possible e-mail address is four characters. The longest allowable address is 254 characters, (not 320, as once thought). The average e-mail address is 18.7 characters. Ergo, here’s your mission, Mr. Phelps, should you choose to accept it.
This blog has a scattered readership. Many read it by subscription. Others via the links I put up on FaceBook and Linked-In or iFOGO. Others click the blog link: http://atmyfriendsplace.com/blog. Still more when I have an especially good or unique post and I send it to those on my e-mail forwarding list.
The purpose of the blog is to grow large enough to attract ads. The revenue received will be used for the homeless community. To get big enough for those ads, this blog needs a bigger number of SUBSCRIBERS, more than we have now, (still under 8,000 at this point).
Therefore, even if you continue to read the blogs as you have and file away what you get via a subscription, or even delete those copies, you’ll be helping the homeless with a one-time effort on your part. I need to have you input 18.7 keystrokes, (adjusted for whatever your personal e-mail address might be), in the blank you’ll see when you click this link. Oh, and I’ll thank you in advance. As a subscriber, you’ll truly be doing something to help the homeless … all because of a few little keystrokes.
I’m just sayin’.
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