For those of you who don’t know; my name is Alisa Starr, and I make Snarky Cards: Brutally Honest Greeting Cards.
I sell them in bars from a box that hangs beneath my boobs. They will crack you the fuck up.
You can check out my cards, online, on my etsy site.
Lot’s of people look at my cards online. And I’m glad, they’re funny, I like that I’m entertaining the masses. But not a lot of people buy them online. I pay my bills selling Snarky Cards, and I have been eeking out a pretty good living at it, but paying my bills is always a close thing. Last month I went to San Francisco, but the few weeks before that, I stopped buying food, because it was hard to afford the ticket to go to SF and food at the same time.
“That sucks.” My friend Arlette pointed out. “You should make it easier for people to support you.” I was frustrated. And tired. And hungry. “I’m doing everything I can. I work 12 hours a day. What else can I do?”My voice had that annoying whiny quality it takes on when I’d like to give up.
She sighed. “Hello? People look at your cards online all the time. You should ask them to donate, if they’re not going to buy.”
“I don’t have time to figure out how to install a donation button.” I was petulant. Arlette is a web-goddess and can do this sort of thing in about 5 minutes. It took me a month of hints, requests, and a few more petulant sulky conversation, before she agreed to do it. She is sometimes begrudging with her web-goddessry.
And despite the fact that I had to perform a little emotional blackmail to get her to install thing, it is still a magnificently nice thing that she did, in suggesting and then installing it. Right?
And so, I give you The Donation Button! To your right! No, up above that thing, no below that thing. Just between, ok, you’ve almost, oh, shit, no never-mind, It’s a big fucking button in the middle of the stuff to your right. And if you like reading my blog, or reading my cards, and you don’t wanna buy one, kick in a buck or two. It’ll keep me in food, and if I keep eating, I can keep entertaining you!