Sept 1st Paycheck Goal: $190 down $270 to go by Aug 20

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Sept 1st Paycheck Goal: $190 down $270 to go by Aug 20

UPDATE: $190 of $460 raised

Today my wife returns to work for her first day on the job since her surgery. I’d like to thank all of you who have sent good wishes and prayers for this day.

While I did not man­age to make the goal of the lay­off bleg we were able to get enough money to cover three August pay­checks so I could be of use dur­ing her recovery.

Nor have I been idle on other fronts I’ve had one speak­ing engage­ment, meet­ings on the upcom­ing Stacy McCain event, a radio appear­ance, and two spe­cial events where my book Hail Mary the per­fect Protes­tant (and Catholic) Prayer was offered for sale.

Mean­while the sit­u­a­tion at the blog has become inter­est­ing. Dur­ing my work week the plan for the blog was three posts daily, one by me sched­uled for the morn­ing and two by mem­bers of Da Mag­nif­i­cent Seven with the occa­sional extra post by me thrown in dur­ing gaps (alter­nate Mon­days) when nobody is sched­uled to post.

I now not only have time to write about other things but I have all the video and audio from those events I men­tioned above PLUS out­stand­ing video from the Catholic Mar­ket­ing Net­work to get up as well.

Put sim­ply there is no rea­son why our three post a day model couldn’t become four with a 2nd daily post by me either of com­men­tary or orig­i­nal report­ing. As I still have a lot of video and inter­views to put up there is no rea­son why it couldn’t become five a day as well.

The fly in the oint­ment is as always cash. I took the overnight job to make sure the mort­gage was paid since the blog wasn’t cov­er­ing the expenses of the house. We’ve had a good pair of weeks here but the ques­tion on the floor is. If I try to do this full time again will the extra post(s) and report­ing allow this blog to…

1. Main­tain the sub­scrip­tion lev­els where they were pre-​layoff or bet­ter keep­ing my paid writ­ers paid and the blog/​hosting expenses cov­ered for the long haul.

2. Draw enough tip jar hits to replace a slightly above min­i­mum wage 40 hour work­week in Mass­a­chu­setts to pay the mort­gage and house expenses

So here is what we’re going to do. My 40 hour week at my old job paid $460. That will be my goal for DaTip­jar on a weekly basis . Fur­ther­more said goal will be set for at least a two weeks ahead of the poten­tial pay­day. That way if it become appar­ent that we have no prayer of com­ing any­where near said goal, I can attempt to find some­thing ANY­THING to make up for the gap with­out for­feit­ing a pay­check that I can’t afford to lose.

The first goal is a Pay­check for Sept 1st pay­check raised by Aug 20th. We’ve already 10% toward that goal if we can make it, that will be the first step in you dear reader hir­ing me full time on a per­ma­nent basis work­ing for you!

And if we can’t them I’ll know I have to go job hunt­ing as soon as Stacy McCain heads back home.

You can get us there by hit­ting DaTip­Jar below:




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UPDATE:  $190 of $460 raised

Today my wife returns to work for her first day on the job since her surgery. I’d like to thank all of you who have sent good wishes and prayers for this day.

While I did not manage to make the goal of the layoff bleg we were able to get enough money to cover three August paychecks so I could be of use during her recovery.

Nor have I been idle on other fronts I’ve had one speaking engagement, meetings on the upcoming Stacy McCain event, a radio appearance, and two special events where my book Hail Mary the perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer was offered for sale.

Meanwhile the situation at the blog has become interesting. During my work week the plan for the blog was three posts daily, one by me scheduled for the morning and two by members of Da Magnificent Seven with the occasional extra post by me thrown in during gaps (alternate Mondays) when nobody is scheduled to post.

I now not only have time to write about other things but I have all the video and audio from those events I mentioned above PLUS outstanding video from the Catholic Marketing Network to get up as well.

Put simply there is no reason why our three post a day model couldn’t become four with a 2nd daily post by me either of commentary or original reporting.  As I still have a lot of video and interviews to put up there is no reason why it couldn’t become five a day as well.

The fly in the ointment is as always cash.  I took the overnight job to make sure the mortgage was paid since the blog wasn’t covering the expenses of the house.  We’ve had a good pair of weeks here but the question on the floor is.  If I try to do this full time again will the extra post(s) and reporting allow this blog to…

1. Maintain the subscription levels where they were pre-layoff or better keeping my paid writers paid and the blog/hosting expenses covered for the long haul.

2. Draw enough tip jar hits to replace a slightly above minimum wage 40 hour workweek in Massachusetts to pay the mortgage and house expenses

So here is what we’re going to do.  My 40 hour week at my old job paid $460.  That will be my goal for DaTipjar on a weekly basis .  Furthermore said goal will be set for at least a two weeks ahead of the potential payday.  That way if it become apparent that we have no prayer of coming anywhere near said goal, I can attempt to find something ANYTHING to make up for the gap without forfeiting a paycheck that I can’t afford to lose.

The first goal is a Paycheck for  Sept 1st paycheck raised by Aug 20th.  We’ve already 10% toward that goal if we can make it, that will be the first step in you dear reader hiring me full time on a permanent basis working for you!

And if we can’t them I’ll know I have to go job hunting as soon as Stacy McCain heads back home.

You can get us there by hitting DaTipJar below:




Please consider subscribing, Not only does that get you my weekly podcast emailed to you before it appears either on the site or at the 405media which graciously carries it on a weekly basis but if you subscribe at any level I will send you an autographed copy of my new book from Imholt Press: Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer


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