Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PayPal Enabled

OK, I have followed the advice of a devoted reader and set up a PayPal account.

It seems you can send a PayPal contribution to me at bernice.paglia "at" gmail.com and it will land in my new account.

I have been reporting on the blog since June 2005 with no compensation except the knowledge that I have been informing the public on issues that need citizen interest and input. If you appreciate the work, feel free to donate.

--Bernice

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminder to those that would like to contribute to Bernice for her Blog efforts -

Paypal will take a small percentage of your money - Consider contacting Bernice directly for a maling address and send your donation directly to her.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps owners of businessess in town would like to advertise their business by supporting your blog with a donation in return for a small advertisement on the main page of your blog.

I know it's not suppose to be a money making project but what the heck - in today's world, every little bit helps.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats... Be careful I suspect the City may try to implement an ordinance that would mandate that you register the blog. They might even try a license fee.

4:20 AM  
Blogger Bernice said...

This is sort of an experiment. I used to contribute to Jim Hopkins at GannettBlog by sending checks. That is one model. Then there is AdSense. I don't know how to do original ads, nor would I want to add that commitment to blogging per se.
So we'll see how PayPal works, now that I have set it up. It was a nudge from a reader that got me into it. I am slow to try new things.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Yay, glad you took the step. Now you should put something in the sidebar about it so that those missing the post know.

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to work with you in starting a small Plainfield newspaper. What do you think?

9:55 AM  
Blogger Bernice said...

To 9:55 a.m.: Been there, done that. I was a writer/editor/person of all work at the weekly Plainfield Today in the early 1980s. Copies are on file in the Plainfield Public Library's archive. Out of the parts of running a newspaper (editorial, advertising, production, circulation), the only part I like is writing. The blog form is perfect for me. I think the Plainfield Sports guy had in mind to create a newspaper and he has done well with getting advertising for his blog. Maybe he would give it a try.
But now that people can read blogs and newspapers on Blackberries, going back to the print model seems sort of outdated.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Just to note -- if a person has a checking account tied into PayPal already, sending a donation debiting that checking account to this blog will cost absolutely zilch (other than the donation itself) to either the sender or the recipient. There is a fee to send with a credit card, yes.

10:59 AM  

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