Will You Support My Work?
Thanks to all of you who read my journal. Over the past three years, I’ve went through multiple iterations of its design, settling on a first-of-its-kind Gemini-supporting Hugo theme I built from the ground up. As for the journal itself, I’ve averaged about one entry every five days, discussing a wide variety of topics and I have no plans on stopping. I’ve also made several contributions to the libre software community.
All the public work I’ve done so far except for this LibrePlanet talk has gone unpaid, which I’m fine with since there was never any expectation of payment. I’m content to make my journal and software available at no cost forever and always.
However, I’ve had tremendous difficulty finding work that I’m capable of doing as an autistic person that doesn’t cause me cognitive dissonance with all the proprietary software I’d be required to use. This has left me in a tough spot financially, which is why I’m making this journal entry.
If you can spare just a few dollars a month to support my work, please contact me and I’ll set up public donations. On this journal’s about page, it says that “I will allow donations as soon as it’s possible to make online payments anonymously without cryptocurrency.” That ideal hasn’t changed, but currently no non-cryptocurrency technology which would enable anonymous payments has gained adoption and I need the money.
If you decide to donate, I will create a prominent “donor recognition wall” on this journal upon which your name (or pseudonym) will be forever enshrined, if you so choose. If my work has provided any value to you and you are financially stable, I hope you consider making a donation.