After some hesitation, I decided to add a donation button to this blog – for now, this is my alternative to dedicating some of my space to advertising (note that Ads by Google displayed at the end of posts are a WordPress.com feature, and benefit WordPress.com only, which helps them keep this service free).
Instead, I wanted to give my readers the option to give freely of themselves as I give freely of myself with my blog content. Understand that I am not in this for gain – otherwise I would have never started this in the first place. Rather, blogging gives me joy and fulfillment and adds the sense of purpose and meaning to my daily grind – I do this for myself as much as I do it for you.
However, every once in a while, I like to purchase new kitchenware or equipment to help make my blog content more aesthetically pleasing, and, right now, my primary blog-related purchasing goal is that of a DSLR camera – specifically, a Nikon D90 (the model that I’ve settled on after many months of soul-searching and tormenting my friend Jason with endless camera questions), which I would like to buy from a small business in the nearest city rather than a big chain over the internet.
So – if you regularly enjoy this blog and have the means, pay up consider patronizing my blogging art with the goal to ultimately make this site more enjoyable to you and other readers.
The PayPal account associated with the button below is my personal business account I’ve used for years to receive payments for occasional translation projects. Making donations with PayPal is easy, and you don’t need to have a PayPal account of your own to make one.
Note: The donations are not tax-deductible, but they will earn you karmic credit.