I was at the checkout of the grocery store today when I received two emails back to back from Blogger regarding new comments on one of my posts. They were both from [Anonymous] and I figured they were spam as 99% of [Anonymous] comments are spam. But it appears that this time [Anonymous] was a disgruntled reader. He/she commented that she is disappointed that they purchased a license and I no longer post. He/she then posted to another commenter to save their money because I don’t care to do anything else about this website. Welllllllll….. it’s so easy to comment anonymously isn’t it?
The truth is I do care but have moved on to other ventures. My Etsy shop has really taken off and any spare time I have is spent creating jewelry. People actually like my jewelry! I also have a full time job, working midnight shift as a police officer. I also have a husband and three children. I have a very busy life. I no longer have time to sit down at the computer for hours on end creating a digital file that thousands of people will download (for free) and a only a handful of people will appreciate. Honestly [Anonymous] I don’t want your $20. Email me with your PayPal email address and blog/store name. I’ll be happy to refund your $20 since you have obviously not been able to use any of my hundreds of downloads over the previous 4 years. A license purchase has never guaranteed or even implied that there will be future downloads available. EVERYTHING IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD. You only pay if you want to make money off MY FREE DESIGNS. I think that $20 is more than fair for the previous freebies I’ve offered. If you don’t, then don’t buy a license. It’s. That. Simple. I haven’t posted here in over a year. Not because I don’t care. If you purchased a license recently thinking that I would suddenly start giving you more free stuff, well I am sorry but I’m not sure where you got that idea.
I know that there are many readers out there who do appreciate what I offered in the past. I still get a random comment on a post thanking me for the freebie. I want you to know that I really do appreciate those kind comments. I had some of the most loyal and kind readers and commenters and I miss the interaction with those sweet designers and readers who would take the time to comment and email me. If I let you down then I am truly sorry.
I have debated closing the blog. Many of the links have inexplicably gone bad, although I pay for hosting most of my files. I just don’t have the time to keep up with fixing them. Not because I don’t care, [Anonymous]. But I’ve decided to keep it up for a little longer to give people the opportunity to download what’s available. However, I titled this post so that [Anonymous] would have no misgivings that they are entitled to more free files. This is the last post. Please do not purchase a license if you think I will post more freebies. I won’t. I’m done.
Thanks to all the wonderful readers over the years, I do miss you and still visit your blogs to see what you are up to. I haven’t scrapped a page for myself in 3 years but am looking forward to retirement and having the time to do so. I hope you are all still around when that time comes and we can pick up where we left off. Until then, take care and goodbye…