Saturday, June 5, 2004

Something For Something

In the last couple of weeks I’ve seen some of my fellow bloggers point out that they have the PayPal “Donate” button on their blogs. Some of them have politely encouraged their readers to make use of it. I’m always willing to support a fellow blogger if I can, either by linking them to my site, including them in the Friday Blogaround, and, when it’s called upon, helping out in the tipjar area. And let me say right off that I don’t expect anything in return. A sincere thanks is good enough for me.

In case you haven’t noticed, I have a PayPal button here at Bark Bark Woof Woof. I put it there way back when I bought something (I forget what) through PayPal and they encouraged me to open an account. I figured what the heck, so I did. I didn’t announce it (at least I don’t remember posting about it – correct me if I’m wrong), and so far no one has used it. That’s fine with me. The cost of running this blog has been – so far – less than the monthly fee I pay to my ISP, and I’ve gotten a lot of pleasure out of doing it.

But I also think that if you enjoy reading my work, I would gladly accept any contribution you would like to make. And, like they do on public radio or TV, I’ll give you something tangible in return. If you donate $20 to Bark Bark Woof Woof, you will receive a copy of my latest play, Can’t Live Without You via return e-mail in Adobe PDF format. (If you want me to send it via snail-mail, make it $30 to cover the cost of printing and mailing.) The play is a full-length comedy (at least I think it is a comedy) and is rated PG-13 for language and sexual content. I wrote it in 2002 and it has been making the rounds to friends and theatre companies here in South Florida, where I’m looking for a staged reading of it.

If you’re interested, put some bread in the jar and drop me an e-mail. You’ll get the manuscript by return e-mail within 24 hours. By the way, one of the things you’ll learn from this play is my real name – it’s on the title page. Isn’t that worth the price alone?