I hate ads and popups showing up a few seconds after visiting a website. That is why I decided to keep my blog free from those annoying elements. I care about excellent user experience, and my goal is to offer you one that can be compared to reading an ebook. No distracting banners, no ads, no stupid popups. Just clean and well-formatted content.
Does it mean that I don’t want to monetize my blog by any form? Not necessarily. I just believe that there are better forms to do that. In the last 6 months (from October 1st, 2019 to March 27th, 2020), more than 110,000 unique users visited my blog. I don’t expect support from every reader, this is unrealistic. But I believe there is a chance that 0.1% of my readers (or my YouTube subscribers) could support my work and effort in one way or another. Would you like to give it a try?
I want to use it as a way to invest more in the e.printstacktrace.blog development and growth.
If you find my work valuable, and you want to support it, consider becoming a sponsor / patron / supporter of the e.printstacktrace.blog. I strongly believe that high-quality and ad-free content can attract people that appreciate such an approach. If you can afford a small monthly (or even one-time) donation, consider supporting me through one of the following platforms:
I enjoy buying and reading books. If you do the same, I have created a few curated collections of books (and other things) I can recommend. Maybe you will find something interesting for yourself. Those lists contain affiliate links - if you click on any of them and subsequently make a purchase, I will earn a small commission. Using an affiliate link doesn’t affect the final price - there is no additional cost to you.
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I solving problems and helping other people. If you feel stuck with your learning process, or you face problems that are too difficult for you to solve, feel free to contact me (email or CodeMentor.io) and I will do my best to help you. I can offer you either a quick solution-oriented session or a long-term mentoring relationship - whatever works for you best.
Also, if you are a team leader or an engineering manager, I can offer you (and your team) help through online training, workshop, or consulting.
Did you know that I also create YouTube videos? Subscribing to my channel, commenting videos and hitting that like button is also a great way to support my work.
Which blog post was the most valuable to you? Was it "Groovy Regular Expressions - The Definitive Guide"? Or maybe "Jenkins Pipeline Environment Variables Explained"? Or maybe some other one?
Do you use Twitter? I do. I will be very grateful if you could share one of your favorite blog posts with your followers. That way, you can help me reach out with my content to new people.
And last but not least, you can always email me and just say "Thanks!" if you found any of my blog posts useful. I will be happy to write back to you!
The maintenance cost of my blog is quite low. I use GitHub Pages to host the static website, I use Cloudflare free plan to manage DNS, SSL, and some necessary network protection. However, there are some additional costs and investments I would like to cover with your help, that includes:
Annual domain renewal. (~$50/yr)
Annual Disqus Plus (a free plan adds some random ads around comments section.) (~$108/yr)
Annual Grammarly.com subscription. (~$140/yr)
Investing in video/audio gear to produce better quality content.
Investing in products and services that help me to deliver high-quality blog posts.
Thank you for reading up to this point. I hope you are a returning happy reader of my blog. If you can afford to support my work, I will be thankful for any kind of it. But don’t feel forced to it. I will continue doing my work on the blog and on my YouTube channel. I enjoy it, and I see that my effort is not pointless - I keep getting thankful messages from you, and that makes me really proud and happy. Keep learning, keep coding, and have fun!