Pulling Myself Up by the Bootstraps

by Mike Kendra on September 22, 2011

Well Hi There!

Been a while hasn’t it? I’ve been keeping myself busy the last few weeks, and unfortunately the blog has become a low priority in light of my other activities. I’m sorry that I haven’t kept you in the loop as it is.

Honestly, my life has been a puzzle to me lately, I guess the change in jobs and lifestyle now that I’ve moved has thrown everything in the air and I’m still discovering my new routine.

Coming Attractions:

As of today and for the next 8 weeks I promise to make every effort to post a new Skirmish Notes post every Monday, or even more frequently when possible. With the National Skirmish approaching, I’d like to make every effort to bring you the stories you expect.

However, in order for me to go beyond that point, I am going to need some support.

Over the last 12 plus years I’ve discovered that I have a lot of responsibilities, as a husband, as a father, as an Employee, and as a Webmaster and Blogger. Add to that my hobbies, including skirmishing, it all becomes daunting. Soon I’ll be attending after school activities with my kids, where will I fit it all in?!!?

Thinking about it I need to set priorities, and a cute little weekly blog that I publish only to satisfy my ego isn’t going to make the cut.

Operation Bent Phoenix

To publish this blog I spend a minimum of an hour a week, add to that the time I spend taking photos and videos at skirmishes, and editing the photos and videos when I get home. Sure, it’s fun to make and run a blog, but I’m living in a new home, and as I’m sure you’d suspect, money is tight, and I already don’t have time to goof around and accomplish nothing special.

If I am going to continue, I will need to start generating a revenue stream. If I have nothing to show for my efforts, it’s time to move on to something more productive, and support my own and my family’s needs.

Sponsor SkirmishNotes!

So I am going to start by asking if anyone would be willing to be the Sponsor of SkirmishNotes.com. I’m hoping to find a sutler or vendor who sells a product for the N-SSA and Skirmishing community who’d like to have their product featured on the site. I will be charging $150 per month to start in 2011. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact me, we can discuss the details on how we will make it work.


The second thing I’m going to ask of everyone who enjoys this blog, please consider making a donation via Paypal. Your donation will help to keep the serving running, the software I use up to date, allow me to upgrade my photo/video/audio equipment so that I can improve the site content. I will suggest donating $10 each year, but even if you only send one dollar, it will help. Any amount is appreciated and will be put to good use!

Click the link “Donate” link below to make a donation using PayPal with your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or even with an E-check.

If you would prefer to send a money order or paper check by U.S. Mail, please contact me for my address and more information.

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