Yes, there’s a Buy Me a Coffee button in my sidebar.
It’s been there a few days, and it looks like this…
Should you click it, you’ll be offered the opportunity of… well, as you can guess, buying me a coffee – or more than one, should you feel like – through PayPal.
And since I don’t drink coffee, I might use those money to, say, buy a domain for Karavansara, or a better template; or I might employ that cash to promote online my ebooks, or buy cover art for my ebooks, or to buy gifts for my long-suffering editors… you get the idea.
Now, I was told so many times that putting donation buttons, Amazon product links and Amazon shops and other commercial links on a blog is in poor taste…
I was told so many times you can’t blog for money…
I was called a tramp for saying that a few cents might be fun to have after all the writing…
… hell, I was publicly slammed for (supposedly1) trying to make money with my Italian blog by a guy that tried to sell his own blog’s brand T-shirts in the same article!
In other words, basically, I was told so many times that this is a no-no, that as soon as I discovered ko-fi.com, I decided to use it.
After all, I only had to place the button on my blog.
Everything that comes afterwards depends on you.
You can use it, or ignore it – the overall performance of Karavansara and your experience of its contents will not change.
Nor will I start writing differently because now I might get a tip out of it.
So, let’s see what happens.
What do you say, was this really such a terrible breach of etiquette?
- actually I have no time to waste with lost causes, so I never tried making money with my Italian blog – but you know how these mind-readers are, they know what we are thinking better than we do ourselves. ↩