This article was written in 2016 for a website that is no longer live. I am republishing it here with some minor edits.
Every pro-blogger will tell you that there’s a big rule that’s important to follow: Don’t always write about yourself.
Most of the time when people start a blog, they go into it with the idea that they’re starting a personal, public journal where they can share their thoughts about what’s happening in life, pop culture, current events, or in their kitchen.
Donations are weird to me.
Not that I don’t like them or appreciate them. I really do! They can seriously make my day and let me know that you guys are having a great time.
It’s just that, for me at least, I feel like I don’t deserve to get donations. Like, do you people seriously like me and what I’m doing so much that you’re willing to, for lack of a better phrase, pay to see more?
Interpersonal relationships can sometimes be difficult to navigate. Especially when they’re with people you’ve never met, on the other side of the world, with totally different backgrounds and cultures and approaches to life.