I want to write this blog because I’m having fun doing it. I’ve been searching for an outlet and this suits me perfectly. I would love to do something only for the pure joy of doing it but I just couldn’t resist the temptation to research ways on how to monetize my blog. I know, it seems a little too soon right? I mean this is only my third post, what am I expecting, RICHES?? No, I’m not. Although that would be freakin’ awesome. I was only curious as to how I’d go about it if I ever had enough traffic through here to make it worth my efforts. I found the usual links to Adsense and various other advertising placement sites but I also came across a fellow who just straight up asks for donations. At first I thought, “Christ man, way to go begging the general public to keep your blogging butt fed. Loser” but the idea started to grow on me. I went back to his article and read in more detail why he felt he was entitled to ask for a donation and, surprisingly, he made sense. He was dedicating full-time hours (which I admittedly don’t do) to providing the public with useful tips, insight, and support on a number of topics and doing it all for free. He asked for donations and only those people who felt they were able and he was deserving, would click the button. Everyone’s happy. No one’s taken for a ride. All on the up and up. I guess I just thought there wouldn’t be enough people who’d really just GIVE money away if they weren’t being charged and it wasn’t going to a charity. I may try it one day but by that time this post will be so far down the line that no one will know of my hesitation in adding the donation link. Perhaps they’ll think of me how I thought of that guy or maybe, maybe they’ll feel like sharing the wealth. Here’s to hope.
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