I really didn’t want to have to do this. I never thought I would have to do this.
I have reached the point where I know it’s going to be hard to keep the blog going. Real life commitments, as well as (I’ll admit it) me spending money in other foolish ways – hello, holiday! – have meant that I just don’t have the money lying around to keep this place up. However, as you all know, I vehemently refuse to advertise on this site. Most people who have sent me emails about advertising here have tempted me, I will admit. Offers of a hundred dollars straight up plus payment for click throughs did make me turn my head a little… until I saw they were from gold selling and account selling companies.
No way in HELL. Not on my blog.
So, I went with the slightly more palatable option. A donate button. I know that they don’t work very well (most people manage to scrape together a few dollars here and there over the course of a year from them), but I didn’t want to be promoting someone’s services on my blog. That’s not what this place is about at all.
I just want to make it very clear: there is ZERO expectation for you to donate.
I know that sounds silly, right? I’m not standing behind you pestering. I’m not setting up some weird system where you can only see the content if you pay. But I know that I, as a reader, sometimes feel obligated to donate money to things when there is a donate button there. It’s like I feel like a cheapskate if I don’t. Well… don’t feel that way. If I can save even $5 through the use of a donate button, I’ll consider it a success. Hell, even if I don’t raise anything, it’ll just sit there.
But anything you would like to chip in would be appreciated! No pressure though. Promise.Tags: Advertising, donate button, hosting