today I took my Google Glass out today on my afternoon stroll. the next few posts are the fruits of my Glass labor… or something like that.
My friend @LenKendall has an awesome idea, I’ve implemented it on this blog and would love for you to get inspired and use it.
Basically, the idea is this:
Bloggers are always trying to figure out how to make money off of their idea, time, writing and content. Personally, I think it’d be sweet to get some money from this blog but I would hate the idea of ads cluttering up this space so I’ve always just left it clean.
People like reading this stuff and if you like it, and want to toss some coin my way (I’ll gratefully use it for gas for the truck or the motorcycle), then I’d like to share that money with a charity. Because that’s a nice thing to do.
So at the bottom of my pages is a CentUp button. To use it you need to sign up at at the CentUp site and then anytime you read something on here that you think is dope and want to monetarily say “hell yeah” to, click it, give some coin and 45% goes to me, 45% goes to my charity of choice and 10% goes to the lovely people at CentUp.
In the spirit of honesty and love, I’m doing this not because I can’t feed the Black Wolf (the truck) or Brünnhilde (the moto), but because I am lucky to have two good groups of friends:
Len and company are thinking of more interesting and better ways for people on the web to interact with one another and with the charities they feel good about. And because there are bloggers that need the coin and I’m happy to help normalize a new way for them to get it.
Adam and company started my chosen charity, Pencils of Promise, a few years back and I’ve always been über-impressed with the work they’re doing around the world to get kids educated.
So show some CentUp love, whether it’s here or somewhere else.
Now back to the desert…
i was in a store today and thought to myself, “man, the sun really beats people up here.” and then five minutes later I caught my reflection in a mirror. pot, kettle and all that jazz.