I’ve come to two conclusions about ads within my posts: (a) I earn almost nothing from them and (b) they’re visual clutter that slows loading.
I’m therefore about to embark on an experiment with a new way of (possibly) generating revenue from my blog: a donation button that, in theory, gives those inclined to do so an easy way to leave me tips, whether through PayPal or a credit card.
(This is the point at which I should do the shtick about the price of a cup of coffee or a monthly subscription to a newspaper, but I’ll spare you.)
For a while at least, you’ll see the following at the bottom of my posts. I’d like to know what you think, of course. You don’t have to give anything, but do press buttons and see how it works. I’d like your take on this experiment.