$10/month kinda sucks. There are so many things competiting for that money. I would pony up if I knew what the site was going to be like. I trust Char, and guess I could cancel if it doesn’t live up to my expectations. But $10 a month for a blog? I hope you are not taking yourself out of the conversation. Can ppl still link to you?
Curious. How we react to something outlandishly different. No two of us ever seem to voice the same initial response. We talk a lot about the details. But you never quite divulge the whole story of what it is we’re really thinking.
I guess that makes sense. It does in my case anyway. I need time to process the information to decide about the knowns and the unknowns before I really have an idea what’s going on. I’m having trouble constructing meaning from the bits.
The pdf was fun…so was the Q & A easter egg hunt. The fee might be ok if you are going to get free stuff with it…and Mr. C does have good taste…but my guess is that the fee might be just to provoke OUTRAGEOUS REPONSES!!!!??
I do think you will get a bigger audience without the paid content, but if you decide to go ahead with this plan, then make it an annual fee, and begin with a trial basis offer to hook some of your people. The NY Times premium content is 50 bucks a year; Salon’s fee is $25. Your prices may be too high, maybe not if the subscribers are given more specifics on what they will get… Just sayin’
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Ok, a lot has happened since I moved to Taiwan. I guess being off my and other blogs for a month didn’t really help matters. Paid subscription? Ah well, it’s an idea as any other. I guess I won’t be able to comment any more then.