Nov 052009
 November 5, 2009  Posted by at 1:49 pm Random Rants  Add comments

I have never been a fan of glaring “pay-per-click” and online advertising on personal sites because I feel it takes the focus away from the somewhat personal nature of my blogs. But I do believe that you have every right to ask for donations to support your work, particularly if you put in a lot of effort into it and generate a good product. Your users get to determine if you are doing a good job and they can make a donation if they like.

Now, I used to find it a bit corny to explicitly put a button that said “Donate” on my page, because, all said and done, I really had no expectations when I started work on Suffusion. Moreover, the “Donate” button seemed to me to have undertones of begging. Eventually, though, a few people offered to “buy [me] a drink” and that is when I thought about finally biting the bullet and putting in a link. I eventually put in a “Buy me a coffee” button on Aquoid.

I want my coffee!!

I want my coffee!!

Why a coffee? I will be the first to admit that coffee only helps me to stay awake when ingested in extreme doses. For those who don’t know me well, I can get by with around 30 hours of sleep in a whole week and not show any side-effects, all without coffee. I can also get by with 80 hours of sleep a week – I am that weird, but that is a story for another day. The other options were a Pizza (unhealthy) and a Beer (I am a teetotaler). Though now that I think of it, I could have put in a picture of hot wings – something I love. Anyway, the coffee was merely symbolic and had no bearing on what I was really going to spend the contributions on (though I assure you it isn’t for nefarious activities :-) ).

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  19 Responses to “I Want My Coffee”

  1. Thank you for the best WP theme ever! I definitely will buy you some cups of tee via paypal! :)

  2. You have made one of the best themes I have ever seen. I am writing a review on WP forum now and I am buying many coffees (if you live in India I think you are now in coffee heaven)

  3. Love love love the theme so far! TY for creating it so user friendly and very functional!!

    Wish I had money to give you :(

  4. Hi Sayontan;

    I am a programmer by profession, mostly in Delphi, C# with MySql back ends for distribution and manufacturing. I have a wordpress blog and decided to try expanding it with my own site and am experimenting.

    I tried your theme, am still playing with it,and am impressed with what you have managed to put together. It fills a need for people like me who are tired of writing code and are looking for a means to focus on customizing a site with virtually very few limitations for our own purposes.

    In short, great job. :)

  5. I am very impressed with your theme. I have just migrated my blog from the free to, and have looked at a lot of themes, both free and paid. Yours is the best I have seen. I’ve spent a few days fussing with the settings, and now I have a custom template that looks great, thanks to you! I hope to make the new url operational within a few days. (Have to update some of my content.) I will be sending some coffee very soon.

    Thanks for everything you do, John

  6. Suffusion is a great theme! I was able to put together a very nice looking blog. But I wasn’t getting as much traffic as I had when I was on the free I was wondering if the complexity of the theme (and particularly the featured-posts slider) make it harder for search engines? I switched to an old standard theme, and traffic is picking up a little. Don’t know whether the theme has anything to do with it or not. My question is, where do you think Suffusion stands regarding SEO?

    Thanks, John

  7. I have been using Suffusion for a little while now and have no interest in any other theme for my blog/portfolio!

    Thank you for your excellent work! Where’s that DONATE button?

    Jason in Vermont

  8. Request for quote. Customize Suffusion with 3rd sidebar. See site

  9. Many many thanks for Suffusion – so intuitive to use!
    Coffee about to splash your way.
    All the best

  10. Thanks for developing a very nice and elegant website.
    I would be thankful if you could help me in activating adhoc widget in Saffusion theme.

  11. Just started with your theme and it makes me happy!


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