You may have noticed at the bottom of my most recent posts that there is a button that reads “Buy me a Coffee”. This button if clicked, will take you to my ko.fi page. The reason I have set up a Ko.Fi page is because as it is my dream of becoming a full time writer. This is not as easy as clicking my fingers and success is at my door, I have to really work for it and of course I am ready and willing to do so.
This last year I have worked on building an audience on my blog and even without making a living from this, I am truly grateful to each and every one of you for being here.
In January I upgraded my blog to premium so I could get my own site name primarily and since then I have tinkered with the idea of using my blog as part of my earning a living. Unfortunately it is not that easy. In the first two months I have earned a whopping $1.92. In all honesty it is exciting to have earned anything, but of course it won’t be enough for me to become fully self sufficient.
At the end of last year I quit my job and moved to Sweden, I came with savings, but of course they won’t last forever. Getting a job here is not so easy as I am not yet fluent in the language. At first this terrified me, it brought out a nasty case of anxiety and almost made me want to run back to the comforts of home. After a while I started to look at it differently, I have the most amazing support from my other half and so instead of spending this time panicking about every single what if in the future, I decided I would really try and make a go of becoming a “real” writer.
As I am living off of my savings, the Ko.Fi donations will strictly go towards the things I need to become a more equip writer such as study materials that I require to improve, writing courses and also writing materials – notebooks and pens etc. I also have a goal set up to raise money for a writing tablet that I can use on the go. I used to use my phone for this, but it does not hold a charge well these days and tends to switch off during my time out. Having the ability to write down thoughts and ideas even when I am not at my laptop would be extremely useful to me, especially if it can be synced between devices.
I have received a few donations so far and I want to thank all of whom have contributed from the bottom of my heart, it makes me feel that you believe in me and that I can really do this!
If you do enjoy my blog and decide to support me, please know that it will be gratefully received and I will work harder and harder every day to show you that I am improving. Regardless of whether or not you donate, I just want to say again thank you for just being here. The support I get from you guys means the world to me and I will be forever thankful for it.
I truly hope that I can do you all proud and I will work hard to reflect that. I currently have two projects on the go as you may know, My very first novel and also my poetry book. The fact that I am where I am now is overwhelmingly encouraging and I feel like I can really do this!
Until next time, thank you so much.