As The Easier Softer Way has grown since its inception in April 2011, we have seen many exciting things happen. What began as a simple WordPress blog has grown into something much greater. We started our Daily Meditation emails two years ago this month. The Big Book & Twelve N’ Twelve Quotes of the Day Emails started shortly after. A year ago, we started our Daily Mindfulness Emails. We have grown to over 13,000 fans on our Facebook page, 23,000 followers on our Twitter account, 5,000 on our new Instagram page, and consistently have thousands of visitors every month. We have a new shop, have hosted guest bloggers and been blogging on many reputable sites, put out Guided Meditations, and began a new meditation group in our community!
However, our costs have continued to grow as well. With domain hosting, our extensive email lists, and the time commitment, The Easier Softer Way requires much love and care. We receive dozens of emails every day, are constantly trying to respond to users on our social media pages, and post all day on our pages. With our personal lives and day jobs, we are losing the ability to keep The Easier Softer Way going. We spend hours and hours working on the site, with the hope that we are helping people and encouraging love, kindness, insight, and spiritual examination. Unfortunately, we simply cannot afford to keep the site going like this. In order for us to keep it up as is (and possibly allow it to continue growing), we need to spend more time than we are able to with our work schedules and financial needs.
With over 40,000 fans on our social media pages, thousands of subscribers to our three daily emails, and thousands of visitors every month, we are hoping you can help us keep The Easier Softer Way alive. We tried a campaign a few months ago with our emails, and received a few hundred dollars in donations! However, these donations came from less than 1% of our entire list of subscribers. If everybody just gives $1 that is reading this, we can comfortably keep The Easier Softer Way going. We don’t have a set goal right now; we are hoping people can just donate, and we make it work for as long as we can!
There are many ways you can help:
-Join The Easier Softer Way for just $1/month or $10/year. That is about 3 cents a day.
-Donate to The Easier Softer Way on our GoFundMe page.
-Share The Easier Softer Way with your friends!
-Contribute a piece of writing! More pieces would greatly help us! Anyone can do this! Just email us at Contribute@TheEasierSofterWay.com!
-Email us at Love@TheEasierSofterWay.com if you have other ideas of how you would like to help!
It is quite humbling to be at this point. The Easier Softer Way was a simple blog turned into a multi-dimensional website. When we began, we had a lot of free time. Now, we are asking for our supporters help to keep this going. If we can’t make it happen, we will be turning it over to someone who does have the time. If you are interested in buying The Easier Softer Way, you can email us at Love@TheEasierSofterWay.com.
We are sorry to be at this point, and truly hope that we have made an impact in the lives of some of our users.
The Easier Softer Way Team