Viktoria Michaelis: Secrets & Desires is a non-commercial web site, a personal web blog, free of all flashy advertising, pop-ups and the like. It does, however, cost a little bit to keep it going, aside from time and energy which are happily invested.
For a long time I have been considering how it might be possible for me to cover some of the costs, not to make money, just to have a little bit of pocket money which I can use to further my interests, further the contents of this blog. One of these means is to write reviews – sponsored posts – for products which genuinely interest me, which I have used and experienced. It is, however, very difficult to get into this area since most sponsors are only interested in blogs and web sites based exclusively in the United States and very few wish to risk having a connection to a site which publishes Adult subjects.
So I have succumbed to one of my personal whims and decided to add a Wish List, those special things which I would love to have but, as a student, cannot afford. It was not an easy decision to make, adding this Wish List, because it makes me feel as if I am begging for something, which I am not. I have turned most gifts down, and there have been many offered, which may well have upset some of my visitors and readers.
The Wish List is almost exclusively books, for some a luxury, for me an absolutely essential way of life. There may well be one or two other items on there at some time or another but it is mainly the books I am interested in, books I would love to have in my small library and which, when I have enough cash left over at the end of a month, I will be buying any way. The Wish List is something which can easily be overlooked, it is merely there. You can take a look and see what sort of literature interests me, and then come back here and read on in peace and quiet, no one will ever know. But, if you do decide to send me a gift, you can be sure I will be one of the happiest women around, I mean, who doesn’t like getting presents?
My Wish List is set through Amazon in Germany for several reasons. As you may know, Amazon sites are not linked together – as I noted here and here – so anyone ordering books from the site in the United States has to pay postage to have books, which are often available in Germany too, sent out here. It is not possible to order a book available in Germany to be sent to a German address from the Amazon United States site. The German site operates in exactly the same way as the US version.
Love & Kisses, Viki.