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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blegging to Avert DOOM! UPDATED

I learned a new word today, "bleg" which is what bloggers do when DOOM! is at their doorstep...
Datechguy is in need of rescue from kind hearted readers, please see why HERE and hit his tip jar (via The Other McCain, who also appreciates and deserves some tip jar love), and I find myself on the brink of blogcatastrophe as well.

Tomorrow my internet will be cut off if I can't pay the bill by the close of the business day, and also, we are running out of necessities like food, diapers and COFFEE here. (The price for even a no-name brand can of coffee has more than tripled at my local stores in just the past few months!) I am about $200 short of keeping the internet on and being able to get through the next week and a half until we have some money again.

I am very grateful to reader friends Leslie and SignPainterGuy who sent birthday cheer which helped me stave off disaster for a little while longer than I would have been able to do without their kindness, and if any other kind souls were to hit my tip jar, I could stave it off a bit longer until business picks up for husband and me. I have gotten over 80,000 "impressions" for the new ads on my blogs that will give me a small commission from sales, but not a dime has shown up for me yet; either nobody is shopping at all those wonderful companies (which offer terrific products and services at great bargains) or there is a delay in reporting those sales. Husband works all day at a hot and physically intense job and then works all night getting his new business venture off the ground. I know he will be successful, but beginnings are hard.

I also offer custom made ads for anyone who would like to have their businesses showcased here, but there have been few takers. My internet is bundled with my phone service, and the prospect of being unable to communicate with the outside world while stranded in my house with two young children (I have had no car since February because we cannot afford transmission repairs) is a bit terrifying, I must admit. Also, the internet is necessary for the business projects of both husband and myself (and necessary for any freelancing work I might be able to find) that will help us to some day climb back up into the ranks of the lower middle class, so losing it will be a setback. It will be about a week and a half before I will be able to get back online.

If you enjoy this blog or the work done at the A-C page, please help if you can.

I recently wrote a post here in reply to certain blogger's proclamation that the Conservative blogs will be facing a slow painful death and that if they can't join a big outfit they should quit blogging and write in their diaries at home instead of posting online. Stacy McCain finally found the time to weigh in on the matter while working his butt off being the blogging HERO that he is, you can read it HERE. Stacy correctly explains that in terms of readership, smaller right-blogs are doing just fine, the big problem most of us have is monetizing, which is why we must sometimes resort to rattling ye olde tip jar. Stacy recently Tweeted something which would make a great T-Shirt Slogan:
There are two kinds of people in the world: Good people, and ungrateful sons of bitches who never hit a blogger's tip jar.
He wrote a post about that tweet yesterday, where he let everyone know about the fact that Datechguy can really use some help right now. Stacy makes a great point about the lack of support that right-bloggers get from Republican donors:
Here’s the really galling fact: During the 2010 election cycle, the major Republican Party national committees (RNC, NRSC, NRCC) raised $589.6 million. Averaged over the 24 months of the two-year election cycle, that’s more than $24 million per month.
A mere 1% of that total would be $245,667. And with a quarter-million bucks a month, you could pay $1,800 monthly to 136 bloggers.
Now, $1,800 a month is only $21,600 a year — scarcely a lucrative income — but what would that kind of money mean to a lot of those who are blogging part-time?
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not suggesting that the GOP put conservative bloggers on their payroll. (That would tend to impede our ability to call them idiots when they screw up, which they so often do.) Rather, what I am expressing is my frustration that Republican donors — people who are giving more than $24 millon a month to the official GOP – can’t see the value of providing a small measure of support to the conservative blogosphere. That’s just shameful.
It is a matter of fact that the hard work of Conservative bloggers greatly benefits Republican politicians, for example, my little blog played a big role in getting a Republican elected to my Congressional District last fall after I exposed our then sitting Democrat Congressman as the far left radical enemy of free speech that he is.

I will use whatever time I have left  online to put up some stuff both here and at the A-C page that I think my readers will enjoy and to help my fellow bloggers out the only way that I can right now, by linking to them and telling you why you should go visit them and perhaps hit their tip jars too! I am living for the day when the hard work of husband and I will yield the benefit of pushing the wolves a bit further from the door and also when I can pay it forward and merrily go around hitting the many other tip jars of great bloggers who are in need of some encouragement, because as Stacy McCain says, '... nothing in the world is so encouraging as that “Notification of Donation Received” e-mail from PayPal.'

Update I:  Before I started this post that you are reading now, I had lamented about my situation in Stacy's comment section to his post HERE. Before I could finish writing this post, Robert Stacy McCain proved yet again that he is a wonderful and righteous man!

Update II: Special thanks to Stacy and Jeff S. for their kind help! These men are Good people!

Update III: I can barely see my keyboard through the grateful happy tears flooding my eyes. The Other McCain has called for the Calvary on my behalf! Oh my gosh, thank you so much, Stacy!

I still have a ways to go to stay online, but tonight we will eat dinner and drink coffee afterward and we will do it again tomorrow thanks to the kindness of the right blogosphere. 

Update III: Thank you, SignPainterGuy and Charlie N., I am a now a little over halfway there!

Update IV:  DOOM! averted! Many many thanks to: The Lonely Conservative, John H., Roy E,
Kathy at Five Feet of Fury, Malcolm A., Franklin H., John K., Pierette W., Matt Ross (Conservative Hideout), and Peter Ingemi (DaTechguy)!

I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of kindness that has been showered upon me.  Special thanks to my fellow bloggers who blogged to help me:
Blazing Cat Fur
The Lonely Conservative
Kaffir Kanuck
Conservative Hideout
and Robert Stacy McCain (again) who has written a terrific post about the importance of supporting Conservative bloggers.

I was able to pay my internet bill, and buy food, coffee and diapers (for my son), and even pay it forward a bit to some very nice fellow bloggers who also need some help. Thank you also to every single person who offered me kind words of support and/or prayers, those are worth a million bucks to me and I deeply appreciate it.

It has been a heckuva day, starting out panic stricken and miserable and ending with a flood of grateful tears. I will be going to bed soon, and I will sleep easier than I have in a while, thanks to all of you. I'll be writing a new post in the morning as a followup and hopefully it will help some other bloggers out. Goodnight, and may God bless you all.


Monday Morning Updates:

This post was linked at Theo Spark. Thank you, Theo!

Datechguy has a new post, his own DOOM! has been averted and he also very kindly links to this post. Thank you, Peter!

Jimmie Bise has a terrific idea and also links to my post, thank you, Jimmie! Go read his great idea HERE.

Bridget at HillBuzz notes that the right-blogs are important going into the 2012 election and thinks it is sad that so many of us right-bloggers are struggling, and also links to me. Thank you, Bridget! 

Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has hit my tip jar. Thank you for your kindness, Glenn, and for all of the wonderful ways that you help other bloggers out, and also, for the amazing work you do at Instapundit!

Monday Afternoon Updates:
Thank you, Neil S.!
Thank you, Smitty!
This post is linked at Adrienne's Corner. Thank you, Adrienne!
Sassy Wire devoted a post to me. Thank you, Sassy!
Thank you, Wendall B.!
Thank you, Vera H.!
Thank you, Gerald M.!
Thank you, Miriam S.! 

Miriam's Ideas has a post about helping bloggers and links to this post. Thank you, Miriam!

I am moved beyond my ability to adequately express in words by how kind people have been to me. Thank you all so much!

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Gina Atkinson said...

I an a single mother, and I feel your pain. The current anti-business climate has made the the prices at my local discount grocery go up by 50% on virtually everything. Unfortunately due to my own bleak circumstances I can afford only to offer my support, good thoughts and prayers. Never give up, never surrender!

Gina Atkinson said...

I am a single mom and I feel your pain. The current anti-business climate in this country has forced the prices up at my local discount grocery to go up by 50% on virtually everything. I often joke to my kids that we are all going to die of scurvey if the fruit and vegetable prices keep going up. Unfortunately due to my own bleak circumstances at present, I can afford only to give my support, good thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good fight! Never give up, never surrender!

SignPainterGuy said...

How fortunate Gina, you cannot exceed the limit on well wishes and prayers ! ;-)

Vardit said...

It's not that I am an ungrateful SOB... I am also looking for employment:)  If I had, I would certainly give you.

Bridget said...

Hey Zilla!  I would love to help by posting a piece at HillBuzz but I don't want to do it without your permission.  Just shoot me an email at and let me know if it's ok and I'll get the post up right away.  I want to help in any way I can.  Bridget

SignPainterGuy said...

Good form, Bridget  ! ;-)

R.k. Finnell said...

Glad you got some help. sorry I couldn't give you anything, but times are really hard right now and we barely have enough to eat. With the cry baby in chief threatening my daughter and other disabled people it may get much much worse. And here I was happy that I'd be making the last payment on my car. Now I can only hope we don't end up homeless.

Zilla of the Resistance said...

What you offer is a precious treasure to me, thank you so very much, Gina! I hope things get better for you soon too. 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

SPG is right, one can never have to many well wishes and prayers and each is a precious treasure. Thank you! 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you, Vardit, I hope things get better for you soon! 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you, Bridget! You are very kind and I am honored to see you posting here. 

Zilla of the Resistance said...

If you haven't been to HillBuzz, SPG, you should definitely add it to your reading list, especially the posts by Bridget!

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you for coming by, RK, I am sorry that things are so rough for you & the kids right now. You are such a talented writer and the people who have not read your book don't know what they are missing! I hope things get better for you soon! 
BTW, anyone reading my comment here should buy Kickshaw Candies, which is available at my store right here on the bottom of the page. here is the direct link to the book sold here at my store:
here is RK's blog, check it out:

SignPainterGuy said...

Saved and on my list, though if she keeps scaring me with pics of DWS I may have to ask for some cash back for eye bleach ! ;-)

SignPainterGuy said...

Congrats on your car-payoff ! Milestones ! Good luck with your mortgage !

EF! said...


I suggest that you find them as your rhetoric towards others suggests...

Zilla of the Resistance said...


SignPainterGuy said...

I`m guessing the word is "BOO(T)STRAPS", as in, "Pull yourself up by them".

Unless I`m mistaken, those multiple irons in multiple fires would indicate a yeoman`s effort at "BOOTSTRAP" up-pulling !

My college girlfriend had spied a `66 Mustang that she wanted to buy, but her Nursing School studies (and seeing me of course) didn`t leave enough time for earning much money at her part time job. She jokingly said,"I think I`m gonna sell my body to make the cash." I smarted back, "It`s gonna take a whole lotta nickels and dimes to buy a Mustang !" You know, she must notta liked that `cause she smacked me around for a week ! ;-)

Zilla of the Resistance said...

I figured it might have been that and a slap at me by a troll since it referred to some mysterious supposed "rhetoric" of mine.

Oh well, can't make everybody like you!

Pretty funny about the GF!


Guest said...

What you need to do is pick yourself up by your bootstaps, get a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd job, and learn how to work rather than freeloading off the American people.  I hear that there are many good farm jobs in Georgia.

I hope you reap what you sow with your political choices.

Bootstraps said...

Too lazy to find a job, but not too lazy to beg for money on the internet.

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Yeah, it's a troll, it showed up with another user name and same IP addy. I guess it didn't get the memo about our troll policy here. It also appears to have brought a friend to troll here also. Fuckum.

SignPainterGuy said...

Good move, MJ ! The poop smell was just gonna attract more Sh!t Eatin` flies !

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Apparently there's a whole bunch of them on a lunatic fringe leftist board having a grand old time making shit up about me and gleefully celebrating that I am not wealthy. They claim I campaigned against unemployment benefits which I never ever did. They also have some colorful standard leftist new tone words for me. Ignorant lying troll jackasses. They must have me confused with someone else.


Vera said...

Dear Zilla, I have never heard of you, but I have heard  HillBuzz calling. I have donated little something, I cant do much....BUT WE NEED YOU!!! Your blog is important to our side, every person counts as our opposition is well funded and very loud.  We need you here  and from now on I will visit regularly. Keep your head up, lot of people love you and need you. Best to you and your family.
Grandma Vera

Zilla of the Resistance said...

Thank you so much, Vera! God bless you!

SignPainterGuy said...

"They must ... (be) .....confused ...."

Goes without saying !

Zilla of the Resistance said...

I have stuff here which tracks where my traffic comes from, including troll traffic. Today's trolls are from a group that Stacy wrote about today, here:

SignPainterGuy said...

Neat equipment ! ;-)  I read TOMcC, left my comment, "liked" yours and some others. I`ll be making more visits over there.

OT, it`s cool to find DISQUS, FB or ID at blogs so I don`t have to sign up to comment. Got a WordPress "commenter only" acct. to comment at Potluck; works fine. But at Hardnox, it`s one of the sign-in options, but it tells me "You don`t own that screen name" ! The hell I don`t !!! He suggested I get a BLOGGER commenter acct. Gee whiz, do I gots t`git one for every format on da map ?! I wish I could change my name at FB to my screen name ! Signed up late one night and didn`t think about it. AIYEE !!

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