Woo! In September, I finally had a brain in my head for things other than working, so I was able to be more thoughtful about how I supported some Free. And that felt awfully nice. I did three support-y things this month:
First, I kicked in for Britta’s Nice Shirt, America project on Kickstarter. I see Britta online frequently, and she’s been a nice supporter of my work, so I was glad of a chance to do a little something for her. Britta’s business is making custom quilts from her customers’ T-shirt collections. She wants to embark on a six-week trip to various cities, interviewing people about their favorite T-shirts, and talking with T-shirt designers about where their inspirations come from. How cool is that?
Next, I bought some ad space on one of my longtime favorite blogs, Futuregirl.com. As I’ve said before, I’m not really a fan of sponsorship on my blog, but I’ve admired how Alice went about setting up her ad program. She talked to her readers to find out more about what they like and don’t like. She carefully analyzed her stats so she was really sure of what she had to offer a potential sponsor. And she placed a few test ads on her blog to see what the click-throughs were like. I was one of those test ads, and I had great results, so I signed up for more. It’s nice when a blog you love offers you a concrete way to support it.
Speaking of which… I also clicked the donation button at the bottom of this tutorial from Attic24. I’ve referred to it several times over the past year, and finally decided that since I was getting so much use out of the information, I should show my appreciation in a concrete way. I quite like the placement of the donation button right at the end of the tutorial – that’s the perfect moment for me to remember to get involved.
…And that’s it for September! Thank you, as always, for witnessing this little project, which is already in its ninth month. If you’ve supported some Free this month, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!