Anyone who relies on an audience of some kind — artists, writers,
businesses, etc. — has to focus on serving regulars while keeping
an eye on attracting new readers/customers/users. As much as I
feel that everyone in the world would enjoy reading the world’s
best blog — I mean, who wouldn’t? — it’s difficult for me to
take time out from writing the site to reach out to potential new
readers. I love being a regular myself and at this point in the
site’s evolution, it makes sense to focus mostly on the people who
read and love the site. Part of that focus is building up the
financial link between us. In an ideal world: I write for you, you
pay me, I write some more. No middlemen. I’m not sure that’s an
entirely feasible arrangement at this point, but we can get part
of the way there and work on the rest.
It really did only take 20 seconds to sign up from my iPhone.