It’s with considerable hesitation that I decided to write this post. As you’ll have noticed if you’re a regular reader, the SKWAWKBOX has been very quiet this month.
Some months ago, I set up a company along with an old colleague – offering services along the lines of my ‘day job’ expertise, with the aim of making a living for my family and me while gaining more freedom to write this blog.
That’s the theory, at any rate. The reality has been that the process of getting a new business up and running, and the need to make it pay sooner rather than later, have been almost all-consuming. Add to that the imperative to get to know my new grand-daughter, and to invest in my family relationships, and it’s been almost impossible to find the time to write.
The articles I write here take a lot of research – and then a lot of time to try to turn the research into something readable and relevant. I have no intention of giving up on the blog – I couldn’t, while this government is in office, intent on impoverishing and persecuting ordinary people, dismantling our NHS and routinely lying about it all. But it kills me to see things that need to be written and not be able to do it – especially because I see why this government wants us all busy with our heads down scraping to make a living: it makes it easier to keep people ignorant of what’s going on.
So I’m going, with some trepidation, to ask for your help.
I’ve never asked for a penny for writing this blog – and I don’t intend to start now. It’s important that nobody can (justly) accuse me of writing for profit, or of any kind of undue influence by those with money. There’s already far too much of that around.
But I will ask that, if you think this blog has value in exposing what’s going on and in the attempt to maintain some kind of just society, and any of the following services might be useful to you, then please get in touch with me via firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a ‘print and post’ solution that will cut postal costs by 50% or more and the admin related to everyday office post by 90%, whether for single documents or multiple mail-outs.
- a health and safety solution that will reduce the time needed to create H&S audit reports from hours to about 3 minutes as well as offering a variety of other useful functions.
- sourcing of any kind of printed materials.
If – and only if – any of these would be of use to you, please drop me a line to let me know what it is. And if it’s something that might be useful to someone you know, please tell them.
And please do so only if it’s something that you genuinely need, and you feel that you will get value for it. This is not about asking for charity, but about a business transaction – an opportunity for me to support the blog and my family myself by providing you with something that will be useful for you (and should save you money).
That and using the system intelligently to help support exposing the darker parts of it.
Plus I think our services are pretty good – if they’re the kind of thing that will be of use to you.
Whether this works or not, I’ll continue to do my best to provide good, well-researched information here on The SKWAWKBOX so that we’re all that bit better informed about what this government is doing and trying to hide.
If you made it this far, thank you! Hopefully you won’t think it was a bad decision..