30 June 2018
Support your favorite websites
This is my approximately-annual reminder to readers to support your favorite websites. I'm not pimping the Guardian here - just using the screencap as a generic image for this PSA-type post. My understanding from recent exchanges of emails with friends is that some old-timey blogs and news sites continue to be under financial stress. The proliferation and efficacy of adblockers has made passive support by simple browsing less effective, and the profusion of alternate sites makes webusers less likely to bother getting past even the simplest and cheapest firewalls. Not all blogs are created/maintained as hobbies, so please when you visit a favorite, consider buying a subscription, responding to fund drives, purchasing a t-shirt or coffee cup, or donating to a tip jar. 'Nuff said.