Greetings from Los Angeles. As of today, tics for Stink remain at a minimum. (Knock on fake wood desk.) I need to make a few gluten free sandwiches with natural strawberry jelly and carrot sticks (can you feel my son’s excitement?) so I’ll keep this short:
Is this blog enough?
Assuming I continue to write 3 days/week, I really want to know: Why do you come here?
* Tips on diet?
That’s me on the right!
I ask because I’m considering doing another site – a kind of “upgrade” support group type site. I belong to my beloved private one – Twitch and Bitch – and it’s been awesome. As much as I love writing here – and will continue to for FREE – I wonder if maybe it’s time to dig a bit deeper and bust out the diet charts, the doctor referrals throughout the USA, the homeopathic ads and all the stuff that has really helped Stink.
The fee would be minimal and it would provide a deeper connection to folk going through crisis. As a produced TV and magazine writer, it would also allow me to continue to make a living at my craft providing content for what I am passionate about, rather than taking on another gig pushing organic diapers for $5 bucks/ post to elite parents with kids named after cities and house plants whose feeeeeelings define the universe and who think tics are little black bugs you catch at camp.
My concern with an upgrade site, of course, is that I don’t come of predatory. Example: A big reason I don’t have blog ads here is that I am not a fan of the whole “Oooooh, your son is having seizure like face tics? Click on my ad for magnesium so I can make 6 cents on a click-through and you can waste money on a supplement that may or may not work.”
* For the record: Love the magnesium! More on that another day. (And those You Tube ads at the bottom? Not sure how they got there. Like tics, some things remain a mystery and I can’t worry about it.)
In conclusion, go check out my favorite TS site – the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome. They could use some love and some bloggers also. Are you a writer? I will hook you up over there! Great for your portfolio and you can help moms and dads struggling with tic issues. Their latest post? Dental appliances and tics. I spoke about that once before and it’s an option if your kid’s tics are really yukky.
So…. feedback please! I really want to know what you think of an upgrade site!