Seth,

You are a good person. I don’t know anything about you outside of this website but this website is evidence that you are a good person. I spend a lot of time on this site because it’s my favorite place on the internet.

I don’t know the story of how or why you created this site but I know that there are no advertisements and no one is donating anything to help maintain it. Which means the whole site is your responsibility and you don’t profit from it in any way. You literally keep this site going so people you don’t know and will never know can pour their hearts out. You provide a safe haven for people to express things that they may not otherwise be able to express.

I’ve also spent a great deal of time in the archives and have come across bullshit you’ve had to deal with from people who only want to complain, as if you owe them anything. I understand that feeling.

I’m sure at times your labor of love for this site and the people who frequent it seems thankless but I want you to know I truly appreciate what you’ve done, here. I appreciate your kind heart for wanting to spread a little love in a way that you’re able to.

I wish you would put a donate button on here or throw up some clean advertisements so that you can at the very least cover the cost of running the site. But that’s another topic, I know you’ve tried to avoid having to do that.

I just wanted you to know that I’m grateful for the time you’ve invested in this. I hope wherever you are in the world, life is handing you some good karma/vibes.

-an anonymous lover

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  • anonymous lover
2 months ago

On the other hand

  • P
one month ago

Thank you Seth

  • mod
  • moderator
one month ago

Thank you, anonymous lover!

Your words mean a lot.

I created this site as a fun way of sharing stories that wouldn't be shared. This site started on Tumblr back in 2008 and we moved off Tumblr about a year later.

It has been very hard to keep the site going. I am fortunate that I have a job that I can use to pay the bills to run the server -- which, to be honest, isn't that much. Many people have suggested that I put up ads, and I'm pretty hesitant. First, they wouldn't bring in a lot of money. Second, I don't want to put more ads in your face. I think we see enough ads, and it's kinda special that this is a place without them.

The hardest part of the site is actually moderating. So I'm always super thankful to people that are willing to help in that respect. If you want to help moderate, please send an email to letters.to.crushes@gmail.com and I can help get you on the team.

It does bring me a lot of joy to run this place. It may not seem like everyone loves this place all the time (LOL), but in general, if people come back they get something out of it. I hope that it has at least lifted the burden off their shoulders a little bit.

Sometimes we should do something in life without expecting payment, just because it feels good. This is kind of why I run this site. It makes me feel good, and it's good karma. I'm paying back karma from when other people have helped me.

Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for your message.

Take care,

Seth

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