How I supported free: March 2012
I realized that this blog serie doesn’t have a due date, so here it is: June 2012.
I will do this for 6 months (counting in January & February 2012) and then decide if I go on with this.
I had a limited budget during March, so I was limited to who I could support, but here’s to show that it’s still possible to support, in little ways.
This podcaster had a great idea of organizing a Swag contest to help him pay for the time and ressources needed for the online content he creates.
I think it’s a great idea as it creates an occasion for the listeners to connect and encourage him. And I sure did.
The only thing that I regret is that I couldn’t give as much as I wanted to. But I promised myself to give him more, later during the year.
Artist: Natalia Pierandrei 12.99$
I kept my promess from this earlier post. I decided I would encourage artists more, so I got thoses beautiful postcards from Natalia ‘s etsy shop.
Natalia have been a great inspirations for years. I’ll always remember the first time I encountered her beautiful art on the web, way back in 2004.
What I especially love about postcards is that you get to give them.
You get to share art you love with a friend. And you promote the artist, at the same time. How amazing is this?
For 2012, I will defenetely be sharing art a lot more!
One challenge I have while doing this, is to actually find different bloggers to give my money to.
It always seem to be the same persons who create content.
And I’m not talking about communities or websites, as there are loads of them, but actual persons.
I have nothing wrong with encouraging them, but I wanted to be fair to my blog community. And since I’m doing a blog serie on this, I also didn’t want to repeat myself.
I really wish bloggers would have more “donate” buttons on their blogs and/or small, unexpensive items to buy from them. Even just a Flattr button would be great.
What do you think about this?
Update: If you’re new on this blog, I suggest you to take a look my other posts on this subject: