“You’re going to charge people to read your blog?” my friend said with surprise and a hint of disapproval.
“Not all of it,” I answered, “but yes.”
Isn’t it strange that we expect to pay for books, magazines, and newspapers but assume that bloggers will work tirelessly to write thousands of words each month for free?
Is it too much to ask that loyal readers forgo one grande cup of coffee to support their favorite creatives? I don’t think so.
While much of what I publish (or curate) is free of charge, premium content will cost subscribers $2.99 per month. Think of it as an investment.
First, your contributions will extend the life of this blog. The entire process demands monthly costs. Your financial assistance ensures the future of these resources.
Second, premium posts are books in the making. Not only will you have a chance to read them in advance, but you will also be instrumental in molding the material with your feedback. Plus, you’ll receive a copy of the finished product which will bear your name somewhere between its covers as a personal thank you.
Mostly, though, paid subscriptions are for those generous people who simply want to support my work. Frankly, it’d be cheaper to eventually buy the book. If you can’t think of a good reason to contribute $2.99 of your hard-earned money to my ongoing projects, then a premium membership is not for you. If you can, however, please accept my sincere gratitude.
Thanks, Mom (+ 85 others).