I'm sure the blog gets more traffic, but at least it'd be a little something extra. This is the only forum I go to that DOESN'T have ads.I don't know anything about the economics of blogging and ads etc but my guess is the forums don't have enough page views to be very profitable. There are thousands of members on the forum, but only 800 or so "active" members. The blog probably gets more traffic?
I'd also be interested in giving to a Patreon or membership or something for this site. I wouldn't for most sites but this one really deserves it.