I Should Start Charging

So you say you get a lot out of my posts. I think I’m done writing for free. See the picture? It’s at least 55 years old. My inflation calculator says that’ll be 40 cents for the counseling services on A Holistic Journey. Except you have no idea how messed up I am. (People forget Frankenstein was the name of the doctor, not the monster. Wa HA HA HA HA.) Keep reading at your own risk. I am not responsible for migraines, indigestion, schizophrenia, divorce. But wait: likers will get 5 cents off, commenters 8 cents, liking commenters 10 per post. A bargain if I ever saw one. At least stay through the new series. We have a lineup of writers who’ll be sharing moments where they didn’t feel seen. I’m sure you’ll be touched, if not enlightened. And they won’t charge.


142 thoughts on “I Should Start Charging

  1. I’ll comment and I’ll like but I expect at the very least a monster growl. wait. maybe you like music. just like the monster did in “Young Frankenstein”. yeh …

    dee-dee-dee dee-dum

  2. [sigh] I don’t have enough money to pay you to figure out what’s wrong with me – and Not CM. So I’ll just sit back and observe, like, and occasionally comment. How much for that? (Just give me your personal bank account information, tax ID number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc. and I’ll see the money gets to you right away.)

  3. Thanks for bringing a smile to my life. Oh, dear, I shouldn’t have told you. What do you charge for brining a smile? – Well, thank you and Aloha – pjs/

  4. Dr. B is in. I say you need two hugs and a glass of water. That will be .50 please. I will accept a credit to cover future neglect. I almost skimmed past this until I realized the humor. I must be one of those overly serious ones. Now, I need a drink, and I don’t even drink! πŸ™‚

  5. Haha, clever post! Well, stodgy as I am, I enjoyed the humour, and all the commenting banter (what does THAT say about my mental state?? Is there hope for me?). I’ll have to keep costs down by sticking to “liking commenter.” Looking forward to the series of advice forthcoming–you said it was free, right? (How typically sweet of you to set up this series). πŸ™‚

  6. Your fee structure seems fair. Please forward bank routing and all other pertinent identification numbers so that we may deposit your payment directly into your accounts. You can trust this as I am not a deposed government official or member of any royal family.

  7. I love the Peanuts! Got some really old paperbacks from he 60ies (when my parents spent two years in Canada as a freshly married couple), when the drawings were still a bit different. πŸ™‚
    By the way, can you do that wonderful shouting Lucy does that sends everyone doing back somersaults? I sometimes wish I could do that one… when my kids are being especially kind towards each other, as only siblings can.

  8. Anyone worth there salt will tell you Lucy’s body language indicates she is bored … Probably not even listening. But, she’s the doctor, so my programming says I have to give her credence!

  9. Nickels nickels nickels…PUTT’N ON THE REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! There’s always something good to read here. How much for the laugh? Do you offer profit sharing/ commission for contributing psychiatric help providers?

  10. Aaah, money makes the world go round. Sad that we all have to pay to make ourselves feel better. Maybe…it’s all in our head, all those crazy thoughts running round and round and we can’t see straight. The best things in life are always free – that’s how the saying goes and I wonder how true is that.

    • So your comment gets most interesting when you run it through Amanda Palmer’s book. =) An exploration of the role of money in art, trust in giving away the art, the art of asking for fair support. But yes, money does make the world go ’round. Thanks, M.

      • Money makes the world go round, but at the end of the day it’s love and the ties that bind that makes our hearts beat another day, for another day. Thanks for sharing you art as always, D. Missed you around here. Then again, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  11. This topic reminded me of a friend from my college days. She married the middle child of psychologist/school counselor parents. She figured he was the least screwed up of the three children. The firstborn was not given expectations (to counteract the pressure typically placed on the first child) and the baby of the family was given little slack so as not to be babied. πŸ™‚

    I agree with the other commenters that is just nice to be heard. Any worthwhile advice is icing on the cake!

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  13. So I get more than 10% discount. But you charge 40 to Lucy’s 5. I think you overcharge. Wait, let me think… Lucy pulls back the ball the second I kick. Will you pull back on your promises? What should I do? Good grief!

  14. I’ve ‘liked’ and commented, surely I’m entitled to some discount now? Lol, I love your dry humour Diana! And I’m looking VERY forward to your new series! xo πŸ™‚

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