#ZombieApocalypse Lead Safe Mama Update
Not too much to say here today – I just wanted to share an update with the LeadSafeMama.com stats graph from this afternoon (graph above, with larger image at the bottom of the post.) We’re down to lows of 2,500 to 3,500 views a day – when the most recent previous months saw 10,000 to 25,000+ views each day!
As a result of what’s happening now, June is going to be tricky over here! There’s a two-month lag on payments for Lead Safe Mama’s advertising income (based on page views here on the website), so what LeadSafeMama.com earns in March gets paid in early June, and – as of today – the total March 2020 page views here at LeadSafeMama.com are about 1/10 of what they were in March of 2019! #Sigh! #JustKeepSwiming….
And yet, I am very thankful!
Here’s the good news… [#GoodNewsEveryone!]
While my views are down this month (down from my monthly average of over 374,000 over the past 12 months!), I really have nothing to complain about if you look at how each of the past six years’ months-of-March fared (over the life of this website so far). Check out the graph below.
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Just ignore 2019…
In fact, if you ignore 2019 entirely (and call it an anomaly of sorts — which it was, since it was the month that my Tupperware post went viral!), Lead Safe Mama website views for March of 2020 are already nearly three times what they were for March of 2018 (and March 2020 has more than 350% of March 2017’s views with the month not over yet!) — and I am confident (hopeful at least?) that things will bounce back when people start looking online for for things *not* related to the Zombie Apocalypse.
… yet… I’m still a little bummed…
For context, the reason the shift in traffic at this particular moment is disappointing for me is that, prior to this month, LeadSafeMama.com was on a solid trajectory towards reaching true self-sufficiency this year – with anticipated continued significant annual growth consistent with the growth (of the reach and impact of this website) over the past 4 years. It is going to likely take some effort to regain the momentum that has been lost because of the #ZombieApocaplyse – momentum lost – unfortunately – at a truly critical time for Lead Safe Mama, LLC as a business.
How about you?
How about you? Are you holding up? How is your family doing? How is your business doing? Are you planning on applying for an SBA low-interest emergency loan when they open up for your area? Is there any way I can help you? Anything you want to share? Feel free to comment on this post with your thoughts about what’s going on in the world during this #ZombieApocalypse.
Note: I am continuing to call it the “Zombie Apocalypse” in my writing as the blogging community has been alerted to the fact that various search engines and social media platforms are censoring, blocking, or limiting exposure to any posts with keywords related to #CoViD19 that don’t come from established medical sources (like CDC), even if the post has nothing to do with medical advice or similar.
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Another subject entirely…
Anyone want to buy a honey farm?
[More specifically, the prime California San Francisco Bay Area land that a honey farm sits on!]
Another subject entirely…. Is there any one person – in all of the people who read this blog (in the United States or beyond) – who might be interested in buying 4.53 acres of prime commercial real estate in Napa County, California / American Canyon? Perhaps you? Or perhaps someone you know might be interested in this opportunity?
I am certain that my family would negotiate a good price at this point given the #ZombieApocalypse (especially for an offer with a quick close – and even better if the offer included some sort of life-rights for my elderly stepfather to continue to use a portion of the property for the honey farm until he chooses not to any longer), just to have this chapter behind us!
The farm (159-185 Lombard Road, American Canyon, California, the home of our family business, Marshall’s Farm Honey) has been off the market since October and we are just about to re-list it. Last year we had it listed for $3M. We got an offer at the full price right away, but the buyer we had in escrow fell through in October because the city would not grant them permission to build a large commercial storage unit facility there.
New price for the farm for 2020!
With the new real estate listing for 2020 (which is not live yet – so you are among the first to hear about this!), we have aggressively lowered the price by 20% – to $2.4M! I will publish the current flyer for the property later tonight in a separate post. Please let me know if you know anyone who might be interested in this opportunity.
The parcel that the farm sits on is across the road from a Walmart (I understand that “Walmart-proximity” is actually considered to be a valuable feature for commercial real estate), in a rapidly growing area full of new housing for young families in the city of American Canyon – which is called the “Gateway to Napa Valley.”
One prospective buyer for the property this time around is a senior living center (something like that would be perfect for the area given the proximity to the wine country, retirement recreation and other local resources!)
My cell (text me!) is 415-609-3182. My e-mail: TamaraRubin@mac.com.
Why am I mentioning this here on TamaraRubin.com / LeadSafeMama.com?
I’m mentioning this here because having my family’s farm sold will support my advocacy work. Since my mother passed away in May of 2016, I became 25% owner of the land [and separately 25% owner of the honey business]. When the land sells, after the mortgage is paid off (and the broker and other fees are paid) the proceeds from my 25% ownership will be just enough to pay off all of the debt related to my advocacy work and related legal battle with the State of Oregon.
In this scenario I would then be 100% debt-free – and be able to move forward with velocity in my many advocacy projects (my documentary film, my book, a Lead Safe Mama museum exhibit, a Lead Safe Mama kitchenware product line – and more!), allowing me to continue to carry on and grow my Lead Poisoning Prevention advocacy work, in spite of “the Zombie Apocalypse”. Thank you for putting your thinking caps on on this one (selling my family farm)!
Scary times call for courage and grit!
And I leave you with the following thoughts: Stay home for now! Let’s work together (at a distance) and encourage everyone to practice OCD-level adherence to the most up-to-date self-isolation, hygiene and other recommendations from the scientific and medical experts — while remembering to breathe, and to be grateful for whatever we can each day. I am so very grateful for each of you!
Stay healthy & hang in there!