Donating to DudeCraft

Hello Dear Readers,

If you've been reading along for any amount of time, you'll know that I am a strong believer in the power of "free" and I will always be committed to DudeCraft's content remaining a 100%, no-charge, take all you want, it's on the house, endeavor.

However, there are certain economic realities looming (technology upgrades, etc.) that are neither free, nor cheap. So, for this one small moment, let me direct you to the donation button in the sidebar. It's quick, it's easy, and it will keep DudeCraft not only running, but improving.

Honestly, it won't take much. Even if I just got a dollar from everyone who logged on today, I'd have more than enough money to make some major headway toward upgrading DudeCraft central HQ.

So, if you're one of the many people who enjoy DudeCraft on a daily basis and you can afford to let go of a dollar or two in the name of keeping the site healthy and fresh, I would be very appreciative. Think of it as an investment in daily inspiration.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!! Oh and if you wouldn't mind tweeting this around and sharing it on facebook (if appropriate), that would be great!

And now, back to our usually scheduled awesomeness...




  1. Hi Paul, I think you rock and your site is very important, both to me and your targeted community. I would LOVE to advertise with you, but it's out of my reach now. So, sent what I could and hope others will as well. Don't go away and thank you for all you do!!

  2. Hollis,

    Thanks! I'm not going anywhere. Not to worry.

  3. Paul, I threw a fiver your way, I love your blog and I hope others will step up and donate as well. You have a great eye

  4. JessA,

    Thanks mucho! Very appreciated. Have a great day.

  5. Another fivespot headed your way. Dudecraft rocks!

  6. Retswerb - Thanks!!! Much appreciated!!!

  7. Hallo Paul,
    I really like to follow your blog every day. I like the homepages and other blogs you link. But I really do not understand why you need more money for this blog. I'm shure your entries cost you only some minutes every day. You get money from the people advertising on your page (don't they pay every month?). Your domain cannot cost so much? I'm no blogger so maybe I totally underestimine the costs of such an activity, so I do not want to offend you, I'm just curious. Keep on blogging!

    1. Hi Mirath,

      Let me start by saying that I hate asking for money and the vast majority of bloggers, including myself, certainly aren't in it for profit.

      In terms of your questions, let me speak to value first. Specifically, the time that goes into DudeCraft every day. While it is true that it takes me "some minutes" to put up a post, it takes some hours to carefully curate the site, respond to emails, tweets, and facebook messages (of which there are many).

      I'm also not asking for anyone to pay for my time. Donations are a completely personal choice. If you feel that there's not enough value here in order to give anything more to the site, that's perfectly fine. Really. However, if you feel like the site has given you enough joy and inspiration over the years, and you can spare a buck, that's great too.

      DudeCraft has been around for three years now and, in that time, I have been very careful to not hold my hand out too often. Once a month, I'll run an advertising deal post, and I have never, until now, asked for straight donations.

      Lastly, if you'll notice my post above, I mention "technology upgrades". So, you see, I'm not actually asking for money to just "maintain" the site. I'm seeking to improve it, which has costs associated with it. More costs than I normally make from DudeCraft, thus the donation drive.

      Really lastly, I'm not sure what your motivation was in writing this message, but while you have stated that you are "just curious", the whole thing has a certain air of distrust about it. I assure you that I am no snake oil salesman and that nobody is getting fleeced, nor am I getting rich. My message is inspiration, my product is DudeCraft, if you like it, you can give me a dollar. That's about as honest as it gets. And while I admit a certain amount of frustration as I read your words, I also want to thank you for challenging me to explain myself in a clearer way, and also to reexamine this current endeavor from a reader's perspective.

      Thanks for writing.