Jaron Lanier at NY Times writes a thought provoking column titled "Pay me for my content". He goes "There’s an almost religious belief in the Valley that charging for content is bad. The only business plan in sight is ever more advertising."
My readers get free content through this blog and my other innovation focused blog New Florence, New Renaissance. No advertising either.
This is the third year for the blogs. Every year-end I re-evaluate where I should take them. The article above is timely as I start that process in December.
So here are some burning question for my readers: Would you pay for a subscription for a premium section on my blogs? How much is fair? (BTW - Zero is an acceptable answer).
If I moved to a sponsored model how would that affect your perception of the blog's independence?
And finally a question for my vendor readers - how much do you hate my guts and would be willing to pay me to shut this blog down? -)
Please send me an email or comment below and I will reach back out to you for a conversation. It will be great to put a face and voice behind so many IP addresses which access my blogs on a regular basis.
Thanks - appreciate your feedback on where to take the blogs next.