To every one that has contributed so far to the donation drive; a few other bloggers put into words what I feel so much better than I would be able to write.
Steve Gilliard wrote: "We both realize that anything you give us comes both from the heart and the wallet. We hope we can make the best use of your funds. Without your support the News Blog would be a far more difficult venture to undertake. Every contribution and kind word makes it that much easier to plod along, opining on the world."
John Aravosis wrote a great piece about C&L and explained the bandwidth mountain we climb. He also says: "I wouldn't mind if folks clicked on the ads and read the sites that they take you to. Most of our ads are from folks you'd be interested in anyway..."
Atrios agrees : I would certainly never encourage anyone to click through for the sake of doing so, but a lot of the things which get advertised here are actually things you might be interested in so if you happen to let that portion of the screen filter through to your brain every now and then just in case anything might interest you that wouldn't be such a bad thing.