This blog has been running regularly since March 2008. It has published more than 3,100 blog posts and served over a million visitors. Except for a single ad from WordPress.com that’s appended to the current post of the day, this blog has been relatively free of contextual links and ads. No freebies, cookies, promotions were accepted in the writing of this blog. The costs of running this blog includes subscription and technical fees, software programs, missed dinners and hours juggled in between a demanding blog life and real life.
Lucky not to have to pay rent, water, or power for the corner office. Would soon need a new laptop because this one is becoming temperamental every day, some mornings it even refuses to wake up. But see, the person I sleep with every night is now rather annoyed. The blog has been like an extra child in the house, except that we did not have to worry it would drive and drink or that it would need help to get into the right college. Still, he’s been bugging me to pull the blog plug and get a real job.
And here I thought I already have a real job! Sigh!
So for this week (December 3-9, 2012), for seven days out of the entire year, DiploPundit is running our “help fund this blog” campaign. If everyone of our returning visitors gave $5 (or whatever you think is appropriate), I hope to be able to dodge the bullet and sustain this blog for another year. If DiploPundit is useful to you, if it is perhaps, occasionally funny or entertaining, or pokes you just enough to get your attention on certain things — help me keep it online (and keep my real job) for another year by donating with credit card or PayPal.
Updated 12/4 – Many, many thanks to all who sent in donations and words of encouragement and affection. I am writing thank you notes to each one of you but please be patient, I’ll get to you soon.