We’re about half way through the pledge drive, and I wanted to give you all a little bit of an update.
But first, big, big thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Some of you have been really quite generous, and I appreciate it greatly. Obviously, I am thankful for every donation; they all make a difference.
Here’s that magical donate button again. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to donate, and if you live outside of the US, PayPal will automatically convert your donation into US dollars.
If you haven’t donated (yet), and can afford it, please, please do! I depend on these donations to keep my cats fed and the rent paid and this blog going.
I also want to let you know about another way to support We Hunted the Mammoth that won’t cost you a cent, or at least not a cent more than you were already spending. I’ve set up an Amazon affiliate account, which basically means that I put up some Amazon ads on the site and if you buy anything after clicking through one of them, Amazon gives me a cut.
So if at some point this Holiday season you’re buying someone a present through Amazon, just come here, click through the Amazon ad below, or one of the smaller ads I have in the sidebar, and you’ll be giving me a present too.
While the Amazon links aren’t going to be huge moneymakers, ad revenues overall are as important as donations in keeping this blog going. Which brings me to this.
Previously, when I was hosting this site on WordPress.com, WordPress also handled the ads, for better or worse.
Now that I’m hosting the blog elsewhere, I’m looking for an ad network (or a couple of ad networks) I can use to replace the ads WordPress used to run on the blog. Unfortunately, ad networks aren’t exactly transparent about what they pay or what sorts of ads they will be running, so it may take a little bit of trial and error before I find an ad network that pays decently without burdening me (and all of you) with sleazy or obnoxious or disruptive ads.
So please be patient as I try different options. And if you see some wildly inappropriate ads popping up, let me know.
Thanks again for your support!
EDIT: Oh, and if you have suggestions as to ad networks I should look into, or that I should avoid, let me know!