My thanks to the handful of commenters, but the title pretty much sums it up.
Feeling optimistic, I posted a link to the Japan and How You Can Help (No Donations Required) post on five different professional authors (i.e. authors who get paid) loops. I figured since these people get het up and act all the time on over little things like poor reviews, editors and agents who reject their manuscripts, people who sell ARCs, piracy, the reading evolution, issues with conference hotel rooms, the cost of attending conferences, etc., they would be the perfect audience for my topic.
Uh, no, I was so very, very wrong.
Only a fraction could be bothered to click on the link and of those who did, less than 1% took ten seconds to leave a comment. Yeah. I have no words…at least none I want to make public.
My goal, however, was to raise awareness and I think I did raise a teeny, tiny amount. Thus, I’ll make the $1000 donation anyway.
Now, to make myself feel better, I’m off to watch The Penguins of Madagascar.