Over the past few days, anonymity has come up…

I’ve been writing about recovery for many years now. I had been thinking about monetizing my site, getting a domain name and working on the background of the site quite a bit more.

Yet, part of this blog deals with recovery. I asked 2 trusted friends about it, and I got 2 totally different answers. The first one said, “No problem, monetize the site.” I thought about it. The 2nd person said, “Let me think about it, but in the meantime, call GSO or NAWS.”

Crap. However, my friend was right. Recovery is the reason I am alive today. So, being a good little addict, I delayed. Procrastination is one of my character defects, which you may well know. So, the next day, I talked to the 2nd friend again.

He asked me more questions, many many more questions. What would it entail, and things like that. I did mention that I’d have to advertise my blog on social platforms and etc.. That was the game changer. The ‘attraction not promotion’ clause went into effect.

My friend is right. I would have to purge this blog of everything that has to do with recovery. Every post would have to be edited to pull the recovery from the site. If I left it as is, I’d have to edit out my name from the site as well.

So, this site will remain as-is. I could get a domain name for the blog, but not monetize it in any form of personal profit. So, what’s my choice? I will keep doing what I’m doing. Like my friend said, “You eat and breathe recovery, to pull that from your blog would pull you from the blog.”

As for the Anonymity clause, I am well aware that my image is used here, that it is tied to my name. I may yet pull that from the blog. That means firing up the mighty laptop, and digging through everything again. However, anonymity in the spirit of the traditions, that I am a member of 3 12 step fellowships, but that I am a private individual is important.

Hugs all, you may have already seen some of the changes here as it is. -L


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