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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.

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