I have an epic announcement to make!
OK, maybe "epic" is a little bit hyperbolic. How about "life-changing?" No, that doesn't work either - bad things can be life-changing too, and this isn't a bad thing.
So, it is not epic, or life-changing, but it is good. At least I think it's good. You might not care. In that case, I have an announcement to make that you might find completely insignificant. If you feel that way, I understand...Well, I kind of understand, but I might be hurt a little by your callous disregard for my feelings...I need to go take a break and regroup.
I'm back with my announcement: Ready? Tomorrow I will be launching a revolutionary new internet presence that will change the way we do business online. Yes, it is true. OK, maybe not entirely true. It isn't really revolutionary, and it probably won't have any impact on more than a few of you. Tomorrow I am launching a STORE. It will be the greatest online shopping experience you have ever had - with exciting deals on hundreds of wonderful and worthwhile products.
Not really. (I'm not really very good at this marketing stuff. I would be a terrible political candidate.)
Here's the deal. I am opening a little online storefront Thursday. When it opens, there will be exactly one thing for sale. That's the announcement. Tah-dah! I hope you will be able to get to sleep tonight - I'll bet it feels a lot like Christmas Eve to you. I guarantee that each and every one of you will be thrilled with this sole item. Except those of you who dislike it intensely, or think it is stupid. Be kind.
The item I will be selling has everything to do with Thursday's blog post. And this blog post will have everything to do with my most popular blog posts. So, read the post tomorrow, then visit the store if you would like. In that order. There will be a new tab up under the masthead to click. It is already there, but it won't take you anywhere and will only shame you if you click it early.
The MMM Marketplace
Some of you know that I have wrestled with the decision to "monetize" my blog. I have resisted the temptation to put advertising on it - because I don't want to have a Google ad for a Vegas vacation to pop up next to my serious doctrinal discussion about gambling, etc. - You get the idea.
I also did not anticipate selling anything either, but as the blog progressed, it became obvious to me that a few of you might like some of the things I can offer, excluding lawn services.
Here is the plan for the store...
1) Tomorrow, I will be adding the singular blog-related item.
2) Next week, I will add another fun thing.
3) Then, in a few weeks I will be selling a book. Yes, a book. Written by me, for you. Just in time for your Christmas giving.
ALSO: Should you, (my intelligent and attractive readers) have something of your own making that you think might be worthy of inclusion in the MMM Marketplace, email me, and we'll talk. Maybe you could sell it in my store.
If you are put off by me selling stuff, just don't click the link to the store, and your sensibilities will not be offended.
There you go!
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