Monday, November 26, 2007
Blogger tip jars: not that there's anything wrong with that.
Oh you silly kids with your boring blog tip jars. What am I going to do with you?
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for cyber begging. In fact, I think the world's problems could be fixed if all the people who have too much money gave it away to all the people who don't have nearly enough.
I'm also OK with blog readers tossing some dough in a tip jar now and again. Sure, the internet is all about free content, but it's also true that we blog writers are all about eating. If your favorite blog writer has taken a few days off maybe you should ask yourself if he or she has starved to death and is lying unconscious under their laptop.
I blame the blog writers themselves for not getting huge donations in their blog tip jars. They don't give readers a compelling reason to give them money. A latte? Whatever. Just asking for cash? Come on now.
That's why I produced the Franklin Mint series of Blog Beggars gifs. Feel free to take as many as you like and add them to your blog. I would expect as soon as you implement one of these, you'll be rolling in the dough, so don't forget where you got it. Some link back love would be peachy.
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