Brad Fitz has a lot of expenses associated with LJ in the near future, and will probably have to implement banner ads unless over 1.05% of the LJ community have paid memberships... ideally for a year. Memberships are only $15 for 6 months or $25 for a year though, so it's still the biggest bargain on the Internet. My rambling is worth nearly that much alone! ;-> Do it, already!
Visit http://www.livejournal.com/paidaccounts/ to get your membership... and do your part. If you want to do more than your share, post this same message on your LiveJournal so that we can spread the word about donations and make a better LJ for all of us!