I have been writing BirchTree for the past 5 years (good god, has it been that long!?!), and have never had aspirations to strike it rich doing it. That would be great, of course, but I honestly do it because I enjoy it. This definitely helped in the early days of the site when my daily traffic could usually be counted on my fingers. I actually had a tool set up early on that emailed me when my site got 10 hits in a day. That feels so quaint now :)
Since I started the site in 2010, the site has grown, and it's all thanks to you, loyal readers. The feedback I get from you is awesome! You're an incredibly kind group of people who have helped me with typos and fact checking my work when it's needed. Even just hearing "nice article" gives me an endorphin rush and makes me want keep it up. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Today I'm asking you to support me and my work with a simple one-time contribution of $4. Click this link to support the cause.
Not only do you get the good vibes of supporting an independent writer, I have sweetened the deal a bit by making a set of 5 wallpapers for your smartphone. You can preview them all at the top of this post. I've used them all on my phone and they look sharp! All 5 are 1080x1920 and should look good on whatever phone you're rocking. Enjoy!
NOTE: This is my first time selling anything with Squarespace, so let me know if there are any problems with the process.