Resolution for 2012. Give Away Some Money.

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It’s time for my 2012 New Year’s

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.

In theory.

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.

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7 Responses to “Resolution for 2012. Give Away Some Money.”

  1. Karen Marcus
    on Jan 1st, 2012
    @ 8:14 pm

    You won’t know til you try. You’re a pretty popular guy!

  2. Tim
    on Jan 1st, 2012
    @ 8:39 pm

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  3. Connie Magee
    on Jan 1st, 2012
    @ 8:43 pm

    Fund your charity with ads. I really enjoy your blog and would love to purchase an ad for my handwriting videos!

  4. Carla
    on Jan 1st, 2012
    @ 9:25 pm

    So gald you haven’t given into advertising. I have no desire to view Online Universities or Viagra ads. Good luck!

  5. nbrach
    on Jan 1st, 2012
    @ 10:54 pm

    The open hand looks exactly like your wife’s/a.k.a. my daughter.
    With that said, what a great idea!

  6. Dwight Carter
    on Jan 2nd, 2012
    @ 6:50 am

    This is a really cool idea! I’m certain many will benefit from your resolution. I’m looking forward to what you come up with.

    Be Great,


  7. Cindy
    on Jan 2nd, 2012
    @ 9:18 am

    First, I LOVE reading your blog…I find it funny and insightful. Second, I appreciate the fact that it is not cluttered with ads. Third, I love your idea of giving away money! Two thoughts: If you start a charity, you may be able to get people to contribute through your blog or maybe your charity could be to encourage people to give to their favorite charity. They would log their contribution with you and you could keep a running tally of how much has been given throughout the year. No matter what you decide…I’m inspired to give :)

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