I see there has already been discussion over Lloyd’s new book How To Leave The Jehovah's Witnesses. This includes discussion around his personality, motives and financial gains.
I have written a foreword for this book, because it is an important topic that has not been covered in such a complete format before. In doing so, I was aware that I may also come under criticism, which I have mostly been able to avoid to this point.
People write books because they feel they have something to say in a way that has not been said before, or reach a community not reached before (among other reasons.) I created a website, not because there weren’t any others covering the topic, but because I didn’t think any collated the information in quite the same format that I had.
When it comes to financial gain, their is very little to be made out of the exJW community, so I find it disturbing that people keeping bringing this is as motivation. I make less per year from Google AdWords than it costs me for hosting and computer equipment. Not to mention that I receive nothing for the hours I spend every week maintaining and adding to it. My YouTube channel has over 1 million views and I have earnt less than $200 total. Not per month; in total.
Lloyd is earning far less from his JW activism than he could working full time in his business as a translator.
We all have different personalities, styles and approaches to how we move on from the past. Each approach reaches only some people.
It is my wish that we could support each other in our efforts, and not waste so much negative energy criticizing others. Support the efforts that you approve of, ignore the ones you don’t, but don’t second guess others motives or attack others, when most here are doing their best to move on and help where they can.