In Dave Slusher’s session now (www.evilgeniuschronicles.com). He’s talking about having a real personal connection with the people that listen to your podcast, and the value in that. I believe in that.
I said a few posts ago that I don?t care how many listeners I have. I do care about making connections with smart, interesting people. You guys, who read this blog and listen to my podcast.
I?ve been giving lots of thought this weekend to what I want to get out of this blog and the podcast. I’ll probably be making some changes soon, for the better.
What would you guys think about dropping ads on the site in favor of a completely voluntary “tip jar” donation system? My goal is not and never will be to make a profit from TinyScreenfuls. I promise you that I will never sell out the people with whom I have connections because of this site, because you are what I most value about all this. But it’s nice to pay for hosting, and to buy a new gadget to talk about once in a while. I can?t afford to keep spending money from the family budget on gadgets and toys. I?ve separated my “discetionary” spending from the rest.
So what do you think? Would you PayPal two dollars a month or something because you enjoy listening to me geek out? Do I give that much value to you, through information or entertainment? I’ll never restrict access to anything based on payment. But the tip jar has worked well for Doug Kaye and IT Conversations so far.
Let me know what you think.
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