It’s been awhile since I’ve addressed this but it appears as though the time has come once again.
For the record. The whole point of this blog is transparency. I provide as much detail as I can, not to gain sympathy or donations, as has been insinuated. I do things this way because I want people to understand what happens in our day to day life.
It’s important that people understand all the obstacles we face as a family raising 3 boys with special needs. My goal is that you can apply what you learn from my family, to someone in your life that may be going through something similar.
There will always be people that hide behind screen names and word vomit unpleasant things. To them I say this. I know what I’m doing and I know why I’m doing it. I think that most people understand the point of what I’m doing and also understand that these posts are not meant to bring in money.
Yes there is a donation link. That was put there in response to the many, many requests I received from my readers. You don’t have to use it but it’s there if you do.
Before I put the link up, people would try to send donations through the mail, without me knowing and they would end up lost or sent to the wrong address. I agreed to put up the link because people wanted to help but their kindness and generosity was lost in the mail.
This blog isn’t about financial gain for my family. It exists to share our story, educate the public, spread awareness and connect with other in similar circumstances so they know they aren’t alone.
If I wanted to make money, I would put up ads or do sponsored posts and I may do that at some point.
Right now, I know that I’m helping people and honestly, that’s all that matters to me. I will not edit or censor comments that are unpleasant because I want everyone to see what families like mine are up against. Hate, ignorance and stupidity.
Alright, now I will climb down off my high horse and start trying to raise money for the Autism Society of Greater Akron.
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Blogging is a lot like writing in a journal as a kid and letting your parents or teachers read it. Sometimes it’s just feels good to just rant, whine and complain, even if no one is listening. Financial burdens are part of being a parent of a special needs child. If someone doesn’t understand that, then they probably shouldn’t be reading your blog in the first place!
I’m glad you have shared your experiences. It helps me to know that I’m not alone in this journal. Thank you for what you do.
seriously Rob, I have a full time job, as does my husband and I have thought about putting ads on my blog, just because every little bit counts! My volume is just not high enough, I don’t think, to really make it make a difference. You are really really good at holding back on what you might as well go ahead and say to the morons, which is BITE ME!! I am here to say that it doesn’t matter if you’re working or not, or struggling before special needs come into play or not- because once they have, you will be struggling! One of the funding sources in the state of Maryland, the main one for autistic individuals in fact, does not even ask for income proof. There’s a reason for that.