As far as the contribution, there is a small article on the blog explaining my reasons for such a request - why some people gets bothered, I don't understand: if they don't like what they see, they can just not donate / subscribe and move on to the next (free) article on my or other blogs...
Hum, maybe it's a failure in communication...let me be blunt, around here, it's considered poor form to try to exploit LuLa for personal promotion of non LuLa content. Some people actually ask for and get permission before doing so. Have you?
This is Mike's web site...he didn't create it for you to do your own self promotion. If you are not going to contribute to THIS community aside from posting self-serving & self promotional posts to YOUR blog, you might want to reconsider your LuLa membership in this community.
Coming around to announce new posts to your blog does not constitute being a useful contributor to this web site. If you don't have the time to spend here and make posts that are not self promotional, then you're not really a member of this community, you are an exploiter of this community.
There...do you want me to do a Google translation to Italian or Turkish?
Do you need me to be clearer? If you are not willing to be a useful contributor to this community, then you are not a useful contributor to this community...get it? If you aren't willing to spend some quality time here posting things that are not posts designed to drive traffic (and solicit donations) to YOUR web site, you don't need to come around any more. I don't have the power to ban you, but I know people who can.
When you registered, you agreed to the TOS (terms of service) which including your agreedment to not make posts that are contain: "Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.". Making a post whose sole purpose is to drive people to your web site should be considered an advertisement.
If you want to make posts that contain points and statements about various topics and use your blog as a source for additional info, that's one thing. Making a post here to announce a new blog post is simply an advertisement even if you think it's a simple announcement. The fact you solicit donations makes your motive suspect.
Are you getting my meaning now? If you have nothing to say that isn't an announcement of a new blog post on YOUR blog, quit posting here.