I was raised a Born-Again Protestant Christian, which includes a notion that you're supposed to tithe ten percent of what you earn to the church (not that anyone does, but that's what we were told, anyway). Now I'm a witch, and giving to charity is even more emphasized.
What Does This Have To Do With Blogs?
Last month, I had to quit the three blogs I maintained at 451 Press due to pay issues. (Little tip for anyone wanting to start a blog network -- the one thing you should never screw a blogger around on is THE PAY. That should be obvious, but apparently this is a brand, spanking new concept.)
My rationale is that I can't afford to blog for free.
Or can I? I used most of the 451 Press money as contributions to animal-related charities. Due to some strange tax law, I cannot claim these contributions on my taxes, so when I give money to charity, I'm actually giving money to charity.
So, I'm Going To Start a New Blog
Instead of writing about topics I'm not particularly interested in, I'm going to start an animal related blog over at Best Friends Network. I haven't figured out what to call it yet, but I'm thinking of calling it I Hate Everyone, but I think that title has already been taken.
In that way, I can concentrate on The Perfect Blog Title's original point -- about spirituality and Internet links.
Let's see how long it takes for me to get the new blog up and running.
Edit: It took about an hour or so, although it's still kinda humble. Check out Yet Another Animal Blog: The Blog for People Who Give a Darn About Animals.