If you had to pay to read this post then would you? Is that a Yes I am hearing? No! Oh well!
I expect of you your time, your energy, your attention, your engagement and if you also blog likewise you of me?
But no filthy lucre shall change hands between us!
If we were to place our blogs beyond a paywall our viewing figures would likely fall off a precipice. We would very likely be left writing to ourself. Or we might fear.
But how about it on a per-post basis? If prior to publishing there is an option for us to ask for a payment for the post to be read in full? We can still ignore it and publish it free as per usual, acknowledging that in the main we blog just to be paid in Likes, Comments, Social Media shares and general Karmic good-will.
But if sometimes we could ask for cash?
I thought I would start a post about in on the WordPress Support Ideas forum – see screenshot below. As I write this it has already received one very brusque and dismissive response so perhaps I have not struck the chord that I thought I may have, but clearly such a sample of one is no guide either!
If you would like to see the post on the forum itself then click here.
I would be interested in any of your thoughts, here or there!
- Blog Club Paywall (dave-lucas.blogspot.com)