I bet you could be carrying newspapers with headlines crying out “Our Boy Lindie Made It!” and it would be a perfectly good way to make money.
There are hundreds of noteworthy events from history that embody so much more than mere words can ever capture, but capture the words with some pictures and have some people giving some historic perspective surrounding the event and you’ve got a great business model there.
People read newspapers for what the paper brings far more that just the words and images in the news.
But stop treating it as an efficient delivery mechanism. Its NOT.
A newspaper might be a nicer read, but it does not matter that the ‘news’ is from 70 years ago.]]>
Now I have the dual problem of knowing somebody’s swinging a shovel at my head, (and hoping to bury me with it by making some form of game and enticing the neighborhood children to bury my corpse, [for free of course,]) while trying to figure out which way to duck.
The tough part of this is just that; figuring out how to monetize what I’m currently giving away for free on my podcasts, without begging for charity.
I think I’m going to go the way of the ‘free’-mium and keep giving away my shorter shows while working on some longer format ones that are for sale on a password protected site on an exclusive basis.
The free-miums will of course feature an ad for the paid site.]]>
the “older fuddy duddier” people created the internet, went to the moon and won the nuclear arms race.
We came after our parents, who just went and won WWII.
What have you done lately?
Oh yeah, screwed the economy and our retirement savings by betting the farm on things you didn’t understand. That’s your legacy. We went to the moon. You went to the dogs. Don’t you feel great?
Printing blogs is like being “a little pregnant.” Why the hell would I want a piece of paper to tell me, days late, and charging somebody money, what I could get for free, as fast as it happened, and to which I could reply on top of that.
This was a dumb dumb idea…]]>