Posts tagged: improvements/changes to the blog

We’re Launching a Patreon Page

By , February 28, 2019

If all goes according to plan, we will launch a Patreon page for the blog in early March. This will hopefully monetize this blog after nearly 10 years (see The Challenge: Monetize the Blog).

Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that lets enthusiasts of a particular artist (blogger, in this case) contribute regularly to projects and content. Patreon patrons pledge to give a small amount regularly (anywhere from $1 to however much they want) to support an artist or writer and his/her ongoing creativity.

Artists have a couple of options in providing “things,” items of small value sent to patrons for their support. We like this, as we feel like we’re actively offering something for people’s contributions.

Particularly, I like a feature we’re calling A Place at the Table.

The Zeigers at the dining table

The cover image for our new Patreon feature, A Place at the Table (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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The Challenge: Monetize the Blog

By , February 25, 2019

It’s hard for me to believe that, come August 28th, this blog will be 10 years old!

Even though our primary purpose in starting the blog didn’t include making money from it, blogs are, primarily, meant to generate income, to be “monetized,” as they say.

Spoiler Alert: we aren’t turning the blog into a “Pay-for-Play” site. Our blog content has always been, and will almost certainly remain free.

Zeiger Family Homestead donation block

The donation block, our main monetizer, on each of our website pages (Mark A. Zeiger).

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