In the seven years I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve had a few general rules that I’ve stuck to. I don’t write about the blog stats, and I don’t accept advertising. And since the blog is a gift, I don’t ask for things.
Those rules were easier to keep when I started. They didn’t cost me anything, because I had a full time job and nobody read what I was writing anyway. Today I find myself in the strange position of being a freelancer who turns down free money every week in the form of sponsored posts and paid links.
So just this once, and in response to a couple of recent emails, here are four ways you can support the blog:
Re-publish – everything I write on the blog is published under a Creative Commons license, which means you’re welcome to reproduce it wherever you like. It’s always great to see things reappear in magazines, campaigns or other blogs.
Share – there are a bunch of sharing buttons at the bottom of each post. If you like something, pass it on – and thanks to all those that share posts on Twitter and Facebook.
Donate – it hadn’t occurred to me to have a donate button on the blog, but two people asked for one in the same week recently. I added one and it has been used. Who’d have thought?
Hire me – if you like what I do, get in touch and I can write for you. I work for small businesses, creative agencies and all sorts, but I’d always prefer to be working on sustainability, climate change, development and consumerism.