TAP’s ad revenue dropped sharply. In the last 4 months, earnings per month revolved around the 100 $ value, which is 1/4 of a minimum wage here. 7 months before that (excluding December, which bought almost double) the monthly earnings were about 150 $. The cost per 1000 viewed ads should be around 1$, while at the moment it’s like 16 cents. This is a common problem with WordPress ads nowadays, from what I read there are many who have it. Sure, I don’t expect to make a living out of blog money. However, I need to pay translators whenever a Q&A shows up or when I want a proper historical article. In the past, donations were closed due to making more than enough from ads, but now, you can make a way bigger impact.
If you choose to donate, do it only if you have nothing better to do with your money. I will close the Patreon again once ad earnings go back to normal (I doubt they will anytime soon).
What do you get in return? For starters, I will be more active, trying to post everything on time. Can’t guarantee this will always be the case due to exams, but university will be over in 2 years anyway. Oh, you will also get a special role on TAP Discord too.