A new, interesting way to accept donations: Flattr
Ok, here is something potentially interesting regarding finding tiny streams of revenue for starving bloggers (no, not me -- I consider mine more a community service kind of deal :)... A small company from Sweden called Flattr seems like a nice way to allow readers to make micro-payments to various web sites they consider worth a tip. Idea is pretty simple, and has been around for a while: there should be a way to make small monthly allowances (paid by web users individually) be distributed to worthy sites, simply, conveniently and efficiently.
But I like the specifics of they Flattr does it; from anonymity to reciprocity: latter meaning that to be able to receive payments, one has to be a member and make payments. Although there is no requirement for parity (i.e. no limitation on how much one can receive -- it is possible to spend as little as 2 euros per month and receive unlimited payments, as far as I understand it), it is quite compatible with current models of how human mind considers fairness. And of course it is a very clever and simple way to foster usage, from business perspective.
I will need to check this out more: I already became a member, and will start using it... I just hope there are sites that I can tag as recipients. Feel free to add comments for stuff you think I might be interested in reading, and that have Flattr widget.