To beg or not to beg
To request/accept donations or not, that is one of the questions that I have been pondering lately. Some of the observant, and long-time readers of our blog may have noticed the reappearance of the Paypal Donation Widget in the right-hand sidebar. Things like this are commonplace on blogs of this genre and although we had one for a time, I removed it because I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. The other day one of our buddies berated me for not having it available because he wanted to send us a contribution/gift. I am curious as to how the people who read this blog feel about it. Obviously contributing is optional. There are some who feel that we are in no place to be “beggars” while others feel that the writing that we do is worth something (to them) and thus wish to kick in a bit to help keep the dream alive. Your thoughts?
On a similar note are the ads that are located here and there on this site. It’s unfortunate that the ads don’t seem to be interesting enough for people to click on them each time they visit. If they were, the income they would produce might add up to something significant instead of just coffee money!
My current opinion on the matter, which is like most things subject to change, is that since we’ve already been branded shameless by at least one reader, how much worse could we be by doing this? 🙂
We’re heading offshore today, destination Key Biscayne, so those who are so inclined will have plenty of time to post their thoughts. 🙂