I’ve decided to solicit donations to the CSP Blog through PayPal. For the past four years, I’ve been writing blog posts and doing my best to answer comments at no cost to my readers. And it has turned out very well indeed, thanks to all the people that stop by to read and contribute.
There are several reasons for me to request donations to the CSP Blog:
- I pay WordPress an annual fee to keep the site ad-free and to make sure I have enough storage for the growing number of data sets and figures I post. Donations would help defray that cost.
- I have some ideas for site features that I won’t be able to do on my own; I’ll need the help of a website designer and coder. Donations will help to pay for that kind of site development. As an example, I’d like to offer readers a service where they may upload a sampled-data file and I’ll estimate cycle frequencies, compute the SCF and coherence, and download a surface plot. Kinda like a browser-based mortgage calculator for CSP.
- I have sources of income other than my main day job, and I must continually decide between spending time on the Blog and spending time on those other side jobs. Donations would help me keep my focus on the Blog, which is probably where my readers want my focus to be.
So there is now a PayPal widget associated with the CSP Blog. You can find one right here on this post. They may appear in the future on the menu pages and elsewhere. Use it if you’d like! I would appreciate it. No pressure. I’ll continue on in my established manner even if I get zero donations.
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