Writing about Highly Sensitive Persons and promoting "HSP awareness" is not my job, and has almost nothing to do with how I earn a living. This is purely a "labor of love" I undertake because I am (as many HSPs are!) an idealist who believes that the more people are aware of the trait, the better off we all are.
Sadly operating these web sites and blogs is NOT free. Whereas the thousands of hours I spend with the global HSP community are free, things like server space, domain hosting, ad-free forum memberships and related expenses are not... all told, it costs about $500 a year to "keep the lights turned on," here at HSP Notes.
If you found your visit here to be of sufficient value or interest that you feel moved to make a small contribution ($5.00) towards helping me pay for the underlying overhead expenses, it would be greatly appreciated... it's completely voluntary, and "only if it moves you."
HSPs generally loathe "self promoting" and "asking for money," and I am no exception. This request is not an attempt to "make money," just a way to help defray operational cost. That's also why I have set the suggested contribution at a fixed $5.00... or about the price of a latte from Starbucks or your local coffee shop. I am a big believer in the emerging "crowdsourcing" system, but my idealistic self is uncomfortable with the idea that someone might give an "uncomfortably large" amount (however well-intentioned) that would cause me to feel "strangely indebted" to any one individual. Hence the small fixed amount.
Thank you for reading, and for your consideration!