Currently, this site is ad-free, partly because ads are a hassle and an eyesore (the LocalinLowell.com graphic on the front page isn’t an ad, it’s my other unpaid project), and partly because I have no idea if anyone would want to advertise on my little blog, which has limited circulation (which it should).
As a self-employed person, I spend a lot of time doing my own marketing and accounting, not to mention the actual graphic design work for which I get paid. This blog is my passion, but it doesn’t pay the bills, and I am often spending valuable time away from my business reading what’s out there in the news and blogosphere, and then more time writing. I know it sounds like I’m asking for donations to do what I want to do anyway…but like everyone, the rent comes due, and I’m left feeling like maybe my hobby is taking over my career.
Now, I don’t assume you find what I’m writing about valuable, cogent, comprehensive, or useful, but if you by chance do, and you aren’t broke (if you are, please please do not send me any money), then consider donating any amount you feel it’s worth. (Hey, if that’s only $1.00, that’s great!) I’ll continue to do what I do, I promise, so don’t feel obligated.
One last thing. Any money I take in via this website is not for a charity, it would be a for-profit part of my business. So it’s not tax-deductible.
Thanks for reading, and for considering donating!