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Thanks for the Donations! And Here’s Another Way to Support WHTM That Won’t Cost You Anything

Operators are standing by
Operators are standing by

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!

 

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Ælfscýne
Ælfscýne
4 years ago

Is Amazon under “Buy Books, Support WHTM!”? I can’t click on it. Also, is it possible to have the same thing for Amazon.co.uk? Some of us, if we order something, can’t do it from the US.

Thanks for the great work!

Vanir85
Vanir85
4 years ago

Mr. Futrelle. This may be a silly question, and feel free to don’t answer if you think the people you write about could use it against you or your blog in any way (or if you just don’t want to answer for any other reason). But what is the average size of the donation you receive during pledge drives? Just curios.

(I already have donated, btw).

Ælfscýne
Ælfscýne
4 years ago

@David: No, it was just my AdBlock. For some reason I thought the title would be clickable and will lead me to Amazon via your page. It’s fixed now. Sorry for the trouble!

Viscaria
Viscaria
4 years ago

I did most of my shopping on Amazon this year. I wish I had noticed your affiliate links. Ah well.

Happy to donate though! Thank you for maintaining this site which has meant so much to me for years. (Plus, my household is dual-income again, finally, which makes things a lot easier.)

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

How do I anonymously give the “Men Explain Things to Me” book for a colleague when I’m the only woman on his team?

And thanks, David! We appreciate you.

AkZeal
AkZeal
4 years ago

Coming out of lurkdom (probably before going right back…) to suggest Project Wonderful for ads. I’ve never seen an offensive (to me) ad from them.

CherryVanilla
CherryVanilla
4 years ago

Can you update your zazzle store shirts with the new web address?

Sissy
Sissy
4 years ago

Heh, the minute I read the title, I went, “Holy crap, the pledge drive’s already over?!”

Gotta make a note to donate by the weekend. Heh.

AltoFronto
AltoFronto
4 years ago

Aw, dagnabbit! I JUST finished all my Christmas shopping yesterday! >_<

Ah well, I'm sure I'll have a few more purchases to make during 2016, is the link sticking around?

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ altofronto

Just a quick post of admiration for your use of dagnabbit. Kudos.

Preux
Preux
4 years ago

Ooh, I do wish you had posted this sooner. I just bought ‘Why Does He Do That?’ a couple of weeks ago as an early Christmas gift to myself.

It’s a very insightful and interesting read. I strongly recommend it. I haven’t finished it yet but so far one of the most valuable bits for me is where he addresses the myth that physically abusive men are not in control of their behavior when they’re enraged.

Rosie*sings*
Rosie*sings*
4 years ago

Also, a reminder to those of us who use adblocker: disable it for this site otherwise Dave trying to get money for the ads really doesn’t work at all.

shawnr
shawnr
4 years ago

The Deck has a good reputation as a more noble ad network: http://decknetwork.net/

Might be worth a look?

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Rosie ghosteryis great because you can tell it to suspend blocking for specific sites.