从那以后重新公布the availability of super-deluxe 万博manbetx贴吧 T-shirts back in October, I’ve been backlogged on shipping them outAs of this writing, I’m pretty much caught up. The last batch of non-U.Sshipments didn’t go out until this week, however.
整个衬衫/会员的努力取得了巨大的成功The basic idea is that I’d like to turn this gig from a hobby into a career — if there are successful full-time independent Mac developers, why not successful full-time independent Mac作家, too? (If you’re new, see “大胆的东西”, from last June, for more.)
The membership system is the first prong in the plan, and while the results to date have exceeded my expectations, membership revenue still falls far short of a salaryThere are continually more things I want to write about than I have time to writeThe math is simple: the more readers who support this site by becoming members, the more time I’ll be able to spend writingI can’t emphasize enough how much every membership counts.
Although in terms of coolness, it’s going to be difficult for anyone to topEric Case, who, incredibly, took his T-shirt to the summit of Stok Kangri, a 20,000-foot-high mountain in northern India.我甚至不认识埃里克。He just thought his DF shirt would be a cool thing to take along to the Himalayas.
One perquisite of membership is access to 万博manbetx贴吧’s members-only RSS feeds (one containing the full content of regular articles, the other for the Linked List)According to my logs, these feeds are pretty popular:
Plus, next week I plan to test the waters with a mailing list for readers to discuss 万博manbetx贴吧-related topicsI’ll have more to say about this when it’s ready, but for now, the important thing to note is that subscription to the list will be limited to 万博manbetx贴吧 membersOne reason for this is that it will hopefully have a positive effect on the signal-to-noise ratio on the list; the other, of course, is that I’m hoping it might spur more I’ve-been-thinking-about-joining fence-sitters to joinBecome a member now, and you’ll be able to sign up for the mailing list as soon as it’s announced.
The intention isn’t that these members-only perquisites are, in and of themselves, worth the price of a membershipWhat’s truly valuable here is the content, and that is free for everyone. Becoming a member is a way for you to support this free content, and the members-only features are token rewards for doing so.
And, for what it’s worth, for those of you who aren’t interested in the T-shirt, I’ve dropped the price of a一年会员资格到19美元。
The second prong of my business plan (such that it is) for this site started in September, when I开始出售我自己的赞助商This too has gone well, and I’m deeply appreciative to each of the following sponsors:
Audio Hijack Pro: Rogue Amoeba’s audio-capture and enhancement tool
大本营: 37signals’ collaborative project management web app
Mailsmith：Bare Bones Software的超强电子邮件客户端
我要特别感谢Jim Coudal和他的同事Jewelboxing, makers of extraordinarily clever DVD and CD packaging systemsJewelboxing was on board as a sponsor from the get-go, and they’ve sponsored the site every day since.
These are all products which I’m proud to promote, and it warms my heart to see that sponsors are willing to embrace my thinking with regard to the design and placement of web-based advertisingBy keeping ads relatively small, text-based, and non-animated, they’re noticeable without being distracting.
两月（及其后）有几个景点The policies remain:
只有五个赞助空位Thus, each active sponsor is guaranteed at least 20 percent of Daring Fireball’s page-views for the duration of the sponsorshipIf there are fewer than 5 sponsors, you may get more, but I reserve the right to use empty slots for other purposes.
Sponsorship ads are placed prominently on every page, “above the fold”.
I will only accept sponsorships for products or services that I believe will be of interest to 万博manbetx贴吧 readers, and which are worth their attention.
Ads should be around 80 characters long; 100 is the upper limit.
Starting price: $500 for four weeks, with discounts offered for longer contracts.
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