Meme: paypal skzbrust $2-$5|
I long resisted putting a donation button on my LJ and my website, but after much browbeating from a few friends, I did so. The winning argument was that it's similar to a musician busking on a street corner and leaving the guitar case open for spare money. If I ever do get any money that way (I've yet to) I have a friend I can send it to who does all electronic banking and who will just give me the cash (I don't have enough money to open a second bank account just for paypal).
It still feels very weird and somewhat uncomfortable to ask for donations. If the shoe were on another foot, I'd have no problem giving, but I feel (unrealistically, I know) that I should be able to do everything myself and foot the bill. I used to be able to pull that off, but can't at the moment. The $400 he mentioned receiving was mind-boggling for me. $400 is more than I make in a month right now.