Jason Kottke has done a lot in the past few months. In December there was speculation that he would stop blogging altogether thanks to legal troubles with Sony. Today, however, he’s taken his blog to a new level by asking his blog readers support him.
I recently quit my web design gig and—as of today—will be working on kottke.org as my full-time job. And I need your help.
I’m asking the regular readers of kottke.org (that’s you!) to become micropatrons of kottke.org by contributing a moderate sum of money to help enable me to edit/write/design/code the site for one year on a full-time basis. If you find kottke.org valuable in any way, please consider giving whatever you feel is appropriate.
He’s not the first blogger to fund blogging or other activities through a donation drive, of course, but it will be quite a shift in how he handles the blog, though he’s clear that it will remain his personal blog and not become an entrepreneurial endeavor.
The goal is to use the increased level of focus and time to create a (much) better site. More time means there will be more content of a greater variety. Some days, that may mean more posts and more links. I’ll be able to go to more (hopefully interesting) events in NYC (& elsewhere) and write about them. I’ll have time do the occasional bit of real journalism, collaborate on neat projects like Dropcash, and do larger projects that require longer time scales to finish…dare I hint at a return to more 0sil8-like projects? (I dare.) And there are opportunities that I’m sure will present themselves as I settle into the luxuriant folds of full-timeness.
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