If there’s a blog you really like, see if there’s a membership option.
If there’s a webcomic you like, buy the artist’s book.
If there’s a free app you like, buy the full version.
And for all of these, tell your friends to do the same. (App Store gifting has returned, by the way. ’tis the season)
This isn’t about piracy so much as it is about making sure the things you like are around tomorrow (and aren’t corrupted by competing interests between you and advertisers).