I’m not going to be asking for contributions again. Part of it has to do with the reasons outlined at the bottom of this post. I haven’t grown traffic enough or developed a sufficient cult of personality to make the subscription model a sustainable one for kottke.org…those things just aren’t interesting to me.
If you read the rest of his post it seems like even the dream job of professional blog-dom is still a job. The micropayment idea is a nice one, but yet again, not one that is sustainable as a really solid business model. $40K is nothing to turn a nose up at, but considering it all came in the first month or so, many would consider the experiment a bit of a flop. That being said, I’m sure others will try and some may even be very successful with the right marketing plan.