It’s time for my 2012 New Year’s Resolution.
In past years, I’ve set my goals pretty high. Watch more TV. Learn to swim. Be less fat. Run a half-marathon.
I don’t want to brag, but check – check – working on it – and check.
But now on to bigger goals.
I’ve always thought my purpose in life was to give away large amounts of money to good causes (sadly, I don’t consider myself a good cause).
It seems like a very noble way to give back and make the world a slightly better place.
What a great gig.
Have a bushel barrel full of cash and sit around on my big behind and decide where the money could do the most good.
It sounds great.
The problem is I don’t have a boatload of money (sorry you had to hear it here first).
Yet, I can’t shake the thought there must be more for me to do than slop down a third-rate blog with way too many readers (I’m not judging you people… simply questioning your good taste).
I’ve always resisted the urge to cash in on the blog’s nominal success.
I turn down most interview requests, guest posts, speaking opportunities, and most of all… advertising.
From the very beginning I assumed people didn’t want to visit a blog about education (and nothing) and see 17 ads from Viagra and Online Universities.
I still think that.
There is nothing worse than going to a website or blog and being overwhelmed with tasteless ads.
But I’m torn.
How can I give away money when I don’t have it?
So after over 560 posts (most of which need to be destroyed) and hundreds of thousands of visitors, I’ve decided to cash in.
Here’s my plan.
Step 1 – Start a charity (seems like a lot of paperwork, but I’m up for it).
Step 2- Get someone (any one…) to pay me for what I already do for free.
Step 3 – Take Buddy the Dog for a walk and decide where this money can best help kids, schools, or any good cause.
I’m convinced there’s no chance any of this will work.
Except, the walking Buddy part (he’s very insistent).
Wish me luck. Or call me crazy.