My posts regarding CityPages and Village Voice Media have been darn popular with everyone other than CityPages employees. So popular, in fact, that while talking to a friend tonight, they suggested, “Why not charge for them?”
Sure, beer was involved in this conversation, so I know they were on something, but I think they may also be onto something.
Without further adieu, here is the first Donate for The Deets post here on The Deets.
If you’d like to read yet another post about something I’ve uncovered at CityPages and Village Voice Media, cough up some coin. A net positive $50 in payments guarantees the post goes live on Thursday as planned.
Here’s the caveat: People can also pay to keep the post from going live. I call this the dueling pianos concept. The post has been proofread and described as, “Wow, that’s good stuff.”
Pick your side. Payments can be made in increments of $1 up to and beyond $50 (change the quantity to whatever you’d like after clicking the Add to Cart button).
Update: Y’all coughed up some coin in no time. The post is now live. If you like or don’t like what you read here, feel free to send me money.
1. Money received goes into Ed’s pocket. This isn’t altruism, people. It’s some kind of new form of journalism (or whatever you call this bloggity blog stuff I do).
2. The PayPal checkout page will say 3rd Party Feedback (another one of my projects). If any of you are PayPal checkout gurus who know how to customize checkout by project, give me a shout.
3. Privacy: When donating, I’ll know who you are but will not reveal your identity without your permission.
4. Props to Jeffrey McManus for writing a blog post that helped inspire this concept.