Obviously, there is NO money to be made from a pro-LDS website. You will make no new friends nor gather a following from such a thing. Even the Christians who claim to be pro-God and pro-Christ will invariably be anti-Mormon. Mormonism is pretty much the only thing on the planet that has the power to unite the Atheists and the Christians at-large into a single common cause. They will all unite to fight against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have participated on a few anti-Mormon Facebook Pages and Websites. There, you will have disgruntled Mormons, anti-Mormons, ex-Mormons, evangelical Christians, Agnostics, and Atheists ALL UNITED together against me and Mormonism. I get to stand alone and see if I can hold my own. It's a fun little adventure, if you can handle the heat.
But, I do have to pay for the privilege. It doesn't come for free. I own the books that I review and recommend. I pay out of pocket to help maintain this site and my other websites. It's a money-losing proposition. I also lose friends by defending God and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's not a popular position to take.
I knew before I even agreed to participate on this site that there would be no readers, no participants, no followers, and no interest. My partner at the time, the one who encouraged me to get into all of this, wanted to try to turn it into a money-making venture. I knew in advance that it couldn't be done. There's no way on earth to make money from a pro-Mormon or pro-LDS website. I actually saw this site in vision, and it has turned out exactly the way that It was shown to me. I knew that God wanted me to do this, participate in this, and I was also shown in advance what the lack of response would be.
So, why do it? Obviously, there's no money or fame in it. There's no popularity or glory. It's costing me money.
I do it, because I got the distinct impression that God wanted me to do it, because God opened up the way for me to do it, and gave me a vision of how He wanted me to do it. I have gotten the feeling a couple of times that God is pleased.
I also do it because writing forces me to solidify my thoughts and to decide for myself what it is that I truly believe and where it is that I truly want to stand. I was neutral or lukewarm most of my life. Writing gets me off the fence and forces me to take sides. For me, writing also stimulates revelation from God or the inspiration process. I pray about a lot of this before I write asking God to help me say what He would say if He were here writing this instead of me. Obviously, not everything I write here is inspired by God or a revelation from God, but some of it is. I have learned things that I never knew before by writing some of these posts and essays. And, more importantly, I know which parts of this were in fact given to me or revealed to me by God. God Himself rewards me for writing, by giving me the occasional insight that I didn't have before. I love to collect new ideas. I'm an idea junkie!
Participating on this forum gives me a reason to pursue and read and study and learn the things that interest me the most.
Finally, I do this because I have someone that I truly love and care about who quit the LDS Church. That person left pretty much the same time that I left. This person has self-esteem issues like I used to have, but this person also seems to have none of the OCD that I have. I'm a completionist. I like digging in and following things to their conclusion. Once I get going on something, I become addicted to it. I love trying to discover the truth, especially since the truth has been hidden so well from those who don't want to find it. As you can tell, I'm a bit obsessed by this whole venture. I'm hoping that when this person is ready, this person will find this website and find the answers and solutions that I know that this person is inwardly searching for. This person is analytical enough, a thinker, so I have great hopes that this person will benefit a lot from the things that I have taken the time to prepare and post here.
"Angels are silent notes taking of every action, so do what is right."
Even if all of this is lost in EMP or some future Armageddon, I still believe that there is a copy of all of this being made in heaven, which people will be able to retrieve any time that they desire to do so. I guess I have become a believer, thanks in part to this process here.