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Thursday, February 07, 2013

#TipJarThursday

Consider leaving the blogger a tip!
APPEAL: Spare Change? If you like this blog, and you've found the posts valuable in some way,
consider leaving a tip!


Somewhere in the right sidebar you'll find a donate button powered by PayPal. You can use any checking account or major credit/debit card to make a contribution, which is managed securely. If you want to mail something instead, you can email me via the link at the top of this page and I’ll give you the details.

Every dollar really helps, because the more I can defray expenses, the better this blog can be. The concept: tip-based journalism. Through the years I've left a few bucks in tip jars on blogs I've really enjoyed.

Some time ago, I presented an article explaining that using a google or other RSS reader doesn’t give my blog any page view love. Likewise when you access my works via "Bloggers" and other content delivery services. Since I get paid for blogging based on how many page views I get, I respectfully suggest that those of you who use readers may want to show your appreciation by clicking through from time to time. If you can't, please consider coming in just once and leave a few dollars, pounds or pesos via pay pal.

The blogger's Tip Jar has been around as a concept for quite some time. A-list blogger Michelle Malkin once had one prominently displayed on her blog. Sometimes the jar really clicks, sometimes it just sits there, bare and dormant. But always available! The way I see it, every darned red cent counts!

Thank-you for your support!

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COMMENTING CHARGES
Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.

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