The musician said, whenever her band performed at a venue in the area she grew up in, an old friend always came to sit a spell and listen to their music.
He'd not always stay for the entire performance. He was a farmer, and usually up and working before dawn. The early-morning schedule didn't deter him from showing up to spend a bit of time enjoying their music at least for an hour or so and before he left he'd stop by to leave a $20 in their tip jar.
Thanks, Desco. ☺ She never forgot that. When she told me of it, I easily picked up on how much she appreciated it and how special it made her feel.
WarnerWords recent Spin on e-tipping
Victoria Warner of WarnerWords recently published an excellent article on buying a cup of coffee for favorite online participants in the indie biz community. She cited the option being available on Pixabay contributors' pages, explaining how and why she loved it and is using it as a means to support, encourage and thank the contributors there for sharing their awesome work, that's free to use for me, for you and anyone else.
Usually the photos incorporated into WarnerWords editions are Vicki's work, my work or my sister's work (Alicia Phillips of On Story Street). But, when an image is needed that we don't have in our own supplies, Vicki tends to go with Pixabay images and she's often inclined to buy a coffee for the contributing photographer or graphic artist. It's a simple, painless process that's a wonderful way of benefiting the contributor financially as well as encouraging them to continue with their work.
A few fav sites I wish had virtual tip jars
Aside from my regular haunts in the Weeblyhood which mostly include, WarnerWords, BraveWarrior's Feathered Pen, marcoujor's musings, On Story Street, Graceful Intentions, Bumpkin in the Burbs and The Carolinian's Archives, there are several others that I'm a dedicated fan of and sincerely wish they had cyber-tipping options installed on them for guests to put to good use.
Thanks to Alicia's tip, I've been a fan and follower of Stan Courtney's work for several years now. He's a cryptid research expert and his site is packed with fascinating data in forms of text, audio and visual inclusions.
Stan, your site rocks and I wish it had a tip jar!
holistic-healing-information is a new-ish site that I visit often and refer colleagues, kith and kin to for information illnesses and holistic healing options. This site is consistently growing as a data base and includes not only information researched and being used by Dr. Tarrin Lupo (also of TarrinLupo.com) but also some stellar information on holistic dental healthcare options provided by Kate Parker, RDH, BS-DH, RF.
Tarrin and Kate, I love the site and I wish you had a tip jar option on it!
It's been several years since I became a fan of Michael Mulcahy's (molometer) photojournalism. His work includes off-the-wall articles infused with a dry sense of humor. His videos are just as witty and narrated with his catchy-Cockney accent.
Mike and his family have lived in some exotic places and gotten to engage in the sort of adventures that lots of us have only dreamed of. Being a professional educator, he's accustomed to delivering his information in a blonde-friendly fashion that's consistently engaging and boredom-free via literature, photo and video content.
molometer, your posts are awesome and I wish you had a tip jar!
How 'bout you? If you've got a site that you love that doesn't have a "buy me a cup of coffee" option, a virtual piggy bank or a tip jar, give 'em a shout and maybe we can get readers, bloggers and vloggers to be able to earn some coin for the awesome work they provide for the rest of us to enjoy, without making a huge dent in our wallets.
I'm certain I'm not the only fan out there who'd like to have an easy opportunity readily available to submit a monetary gratuity easily when visiting the websites I love to frequent and hope the idea catches on and becomes as common as the guitar cases I love tossing coins into for the street musicians.
Makes them feel appreciated and me feel like I was able to give back in an affordable manner that took nearly no effort. An easy-peasy way to be supportive and extend thanks for a job well done.
That's it for this one!
God bless you, thanks for the read and please don't forget to thank a veteran at your next opportunity!
8/11/2015 01:19:29 am
Yeah, girlfriend, I'm really happy to have you bouncing your thoughts off my last article! It's about time some of us got the opportunity to throw some little coin into the violin case when we really appreciate the work that went into a particular article or other creative endeavor on line.
8/11/2015 01:27:18 pm
8/11/2015 05:27:12 am
Femme, this is the perfect segue (in reverse) to Vicki's article. Likening the virtual tip jar to a musician's open guitar case really drives the point home. I'd never thought of adding a tip jar to my site. Something to think about...
8/11/2015 01:30:32 pm
8/11/2015 07:20:33 am
This is such simple and obvious idea that it is baffling that we didn't think of it sooner.
8/11/2015 01:32:22 pm
8/11/2015 08:55:14 am
I really need to at least put one up on my youtube videos, I heard you can do it but I am not sure how. I need to get more organized and figure it out.
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8/26/2015 06:25:36 am
Boomer, thank you so much! Woohooo!!!
8/27/2015 01:16:50 am
Hi, Femme -
8/27/2015 05:55:39 am
I have only seen this so far on one or two sites... I do have a donation button on mine.. it's nice to give readers the opportunity to give back and keep the sites going.. Sadly many bloggers are not being paid enough for their efforts so it's a good way to help out!
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