Bloggers for a causeSome blogs are obviously created and maintained to support a social cause or advocacy. These are called responsible and social blogs. Usually, the bloggers claim that whatever is collected by the site will be turned over to charities or institutions that are in line with the advocacy.
There are blogs that support people. Artists who blog are often asking financial support from art advocates and supporters who do not mind helping the disciples of art, for instance. Some bloggers are just without pretension as to saying supporting them through donations is like supporting the blog so it can go on continuously.
Nothing is wrong with bloggers seeking and receiving donations from their loyal readers. It is like asking for support so the blog can be continued. Admit it or not, most bloggers keep their sites to make money. They need cash to pay their bills, buy or maintain their PCs, subscribe to Internet connection services, and so on, which are all necessary for the continuation of blog postings.
And besides, bloggers are not stealing. They are not deceiving. They are asking for how much readers will be willing to give, whether a few cents or several dollars, or more. Donations are intended to help bloggers, who have the right to spend the amount whatever way they like.
As you spend time visiting other blogs, you'll probably notice donation buttons on many blogs. Some may be obvious and say "Donate" while others could be a simple linked line of text that says, "This Cause...". While the words and appearance may vary, the purpose is the same. In each case, the blogger is asking people who read and enjoy the blog to donate some money to help keep the blog going.
You can easily set up a donation button through PayPal. Just sign up for a PayPal account and follow the simple instructions on the PayPal Donations web pages to obtain the code that will link to your PayPal account. Next, you'll simply copy and paste the code into your blog (most people do this in an easy way by putting it on the blog's sidebar so it appears on as many pages as possible).
Once the code is inserted in your blog, the donation button will appear automatically. When a reader clicks on the donation button on your blog, they'll be taken to your personal PayPal donation page. Whatever money they donate, will be deposited directly into the bank account you chose during your set up process through PayPal.
It's important to understand that a donation button is not likely to bring much revenue, but it's simple enough to add to your blog that it's worth the few minutes of effort it takes to get it up and running. Read More and Educate yourself.