First off, I'm about to get in trouble in Blogland, AGAIN, so hold on to your hats.
Okay, so there's this blogger, to whom I am not going to link here, in the hope that her fans don't find me and kill me. If you want to know who she is, email me.
ANYway, she's pretty funny and breezy, and she gets lots and lots of comments, and recently she found herself in a tight situation, money-wise.
She lost her job and her husband is leaving her, so she was going to have trouble making mortgage payments and the like until she found another job.
So she put up a paypal widget on her blog so that people could help her out until she finds another job, which looks like it's going to happen fairly quickly, as she's already had some interviews and stuff.
So people are all, like, of COURSE we'll help you, you're charming and funny and here's some money so you can make your mortgage payments and buy bread and stuff!
Now she is blogging about the bluebird house she bought, and the statue of Saint Somebody she bought for her garden, and her new teakettle that she bought, and blahblahblah.
I think that's lousy.
If I had donated money to her? I'd be asking for it BACK right now. I mean, it's one thing to ask for donations, but then to talk about the flippin' garden gnome you bought with the money, on the very blog on which you asked for money to begin with?
I think that stinks.
But maybe that's just me.