So, those who actually pay attention to blog sidebars (a minority, I know ;-) may have noticed that I've added a donate button to this little blog of mine.
Let me first say, I do not ever want to push, pressure, or guilt anyone into donating. It's completely voluntary. I understand how it is when money's tight (or just not there at all), trust me - that would be why I have a donate button up, in fact - and I don't ever want anyone to feel like they *have* to give when it wouldn't work out for them.
That said, let me explain a little. I spend a fair amount of time - averaging about an hour per post, more for ones that require a lot of sourcing or are longer/more in-depth - writing here. I average between 3-5 posts per week depending on the week, and I'm working on upping my post frequency even further, because I love what I do here and I think it's important. I don't want to go to an ad-supported model because ads annoy the fuck out of me, and they only work insofar as you have lots of pageviews, which is what often prompts bloggers to set their RSS feeds to snippet-only to force people to click through, and I fucking *hate* that. So I won't ever do it. But, as I'm trying to transition from unemployed to self-employed, I could use some support of the financial variety.
Understand this blog will always remain ad-free and free to access. All I ask is, if you value what I'm doing here and your financial situation allows you to comfortably do so, toss a few bucks my way once in awhile.
The donate button takes you to Paypal, where you can type in your donation amount, then use your paypal account or a credit card to send it along to me. If anyone's interested in a subscription-type recurring donation, let me know and I can create a button for that, too.
Whether you can donate or not, whether you choose to or not even if you can, thank you for being here, for your support in reading, pageviews, and comments. I appreciate you, my readers. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.