steadyaku47 comment :
I have been getting the above messages daily these last few weeks from many of you. The problems associated with trying to access this website are many – ranging from outdated technology that I still use and new technology which changes almost on a daily basis. Then there is Telekoms Malaysia that is making a lot of money but NOT giving us the service we have paid them for. There are also people trying to hack into my website etc etc etc. For those of you who understand the technicalities of it all, you will know that keeping a website going, day in and day out, requires for many things to be in sync.
This is not something I have the inclination nor the aptitude to involve myself in. At 72 my brain simply cannot handle the “technical” overload. I want to focus on just one aspect of blogging : “content”. I want to focus on writing articles and sharing “interesting content” for this blog with you guys. As I have explained in the past, the reason for migrating from the old steadyaku47 format to this one is my intent to make blogging a more inclusive experience – for you and for me. This website format allows us to do this….but it costs money.
Bottom line…how “canggih” this website is will depend on my financial resources. Mainstream media and some bloggers put up paywall to source for funds to do what they do. Some depend on advertisers, some have subscription based content and some go for crowdfunding. They monetize their content every which way they can.
So what about me? How do I make my money from blogging to pay for whatever it is that I need to pay to keep this website going? For computers and its repairs, mobile costs etc to keep steadyaku47 alive? And you guys know that I am a pensioner…so how do I make money to meet the expenses that crops up every now and then….whether to repair my car, pay medical expenses for my wife, buy a wheelchair for my wife…..or to improve this steadyaku47 website?
I have done so in the same way that I have done in the past….I focus on making steadyaky47 as interesting as possible so that this is a site you would want to stop by to read what I write and whatever else I have posted onto the site to make it “interesting”…articles from other people etc etc. And once in a while when there is a reason for all of us to get “together” and work together towards a common gaol : like winning GE14 for Pakatan Harapan : then together we try and do that and use this blog in whatever way we can to achieve that goal.
Then after I have done all that, I ask for your support to make a contribution to steadyaku47 so that I can continue to keep working on it and if need be, to get technical support to make this website a better website. Every time I ask for a contribution you all have not let me down…..but I know I have to ask. So I am asking again…this time I want to put some money together for the following reasons :
- To have the financial resources to make this website “canggih”…as good a website as I can afford to make it through your kind donations.
- I also want to monetize what I do…to be crude, I want to try and earn some money from blogging. Earn money for what…you may ask? I want to have some reserves put aside to give me some breathing space financially….not just live on a week to week basis. There are endless possibilities…a trip to see my grand daughter in Canada etc etc….I will have to see if blogging pays….then decide.
Ok….that was a hard piece to write…but it had to be done. So guys if you can help….please do so via the PayPal. If you need to “talk” to me on this matter my email is [email protected]